I've always had some kind of weird relationship with the tea: there are times when I can't even see it, and then there are times when I drink it almost every day. I don't really understand my tea cravings, but be it. But what I definitely love about the tea time, are the cookies. When I visit my parents, I always renew my stock at food department of Marks & Spencer (their chocolate and lemon curd Bourbon cookies are among the best things I've ever tasted). And when my fiancé brought me this adorable little recipe book with an assorted cookie stamp from Paris, I had just the perfect motivation to try my hands on the homemade biscuits. They were really easy to make and exceptionally delicious: crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. An instant classic!
* 100g softened butter
* 125g sugar
* 200g all-purpose flour
* 50g cocoa powder
* 1 egg
1) Mix well butter and sugar, add flour, cocoa and egg. Knead with your hands, then wrap the dough in a plastic film and put in the fridge for two hours.
2) Preheat the oven to 180°C, line the baking sheet with the baking paper.
3) Roll out the dough (still wrapped in the plastic film - il'll make less mess) to 3mm of thickness, and cut out the biscuits with a round cookie cutter.
4) Place the biscuits on the baking sheet, stamp them and brush each of them with a little bit of milk.
5) Bake for 15 minutes, let cool down, then serve with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.
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