Love cookies

Homemade chocolate cookies for Valentine’s Day? Yes please!

Some combinations are just meant to be. Like love and chocolate. Why not show your special someone just how much you care by knocking up these lovely little homemade chocolate cookies. And to go that extra mile (and why wouldn’t you on Valentine’s Day?) you could even shape them into little hearts… you’re welcome!


• 250g butter, softened
• 350g light soft brown sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 350g self-raising flour
• 100g cocoa powder
• 200g chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks


Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift over the flour and cocoa powder and beat into the butter mix, then fold through the chocolate chips. The mix can be made up to two days ahead and chilled.
Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. If the mix is at room temperature, place evenly spaced spoonfuls on parchment-lined baking sheets, allowing 2 tbsp for each cookie. If the mix is fridge cold, you can roll it into 40g balls before baking. Bake for 12-15 minutes until spread out and crusty around the outside. Leave to cool slightly and enjoy warm or leave to cool completely. Best served with a glass of fizz!
For extra indulgence, the biscuits can be dipped in the melted chocolate of your choice before being allowed to cool. And then let love take over…