Easy Chocolate Biscuits for Kids Recipe

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This perfect chocolate biscuit recipe for easy chocolate cookies is one of the simplest easy cookie recipes to bake with the children. It’s often hard to find recipes that kids can help with from start to finish but this one is fantastic.

Why make this easy chocolate biscuit recipe?

Everyone loves a chocolate biscuit. Whether it’s Tim Tam cookies, chocolate hobnobs, Choco Leibniz or simple choc chip biscuits, everyone has their favourite chocolate biscuits brands. But, none of them compare to the satisfaction of making your own delicious chocolate biscuits. Especially as a child. This soft chocolate biscuit recipe is perfect for that.

Children can do pretty much the whole recipe with minimal help from the rest of the family. This is the sort of bake that would make children feel so proud at the finished result – and they can then enjoy the fruit of their labour too.

Easy Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Easy Chocolate Cookies

Can we vary the Easy Chocolate Cookies recipe?

These simple chocolate cookies can be made into any shape you like and any thickness you like – you may just have to adjust the baking times accordingly. Being able to cut them into any shape means that they can suit any theme or occasion and little ones love how fun they are to make.

Although we cut these cookies into shapes, they’re easy to make as chocolate fork biscuits too. Just get a ball of cookie dough and press down with a fork onto the baking sheet. Job done!

These easy chocolate biscuits are great on their own or you can make them into sandwich biscuits using chocolate spread, buttercream or icing in the middle. Adding a layer of filling really changes these cookies into something more rich, decadent and luxurious.

This is our best chocolate biscuit recipe and the finished chocolate cookies are always a treat but with a rich and creamy filling they really are something else – and the children will love this addition, making the cookies into layer biscuits that they will really enjoy.

Easy Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Easy Chocolate Cookies Made into Sandwich Biscuits

These easy chocolate cookies are a great bake for any time of the year. They can be made as a sweet treat at a children’s party, something to fill the biscuit tin with or something to give as a gift at Christmas or for any other occasion. We love them for afternoon tea and in lunch boxes! Placed in a biscuit tin, gift box or polythene bag and tied with a bow I know I would love to receive these chocolate cookies for any occasion.

This easy biscuit recipe really is a bake you could make every weekend and never get bored – everyone loves biscuits with chocolate!

If you’re looking for alternatives to this easy chocolate biscuits recipe, why not try our classic peanut butter cookies or never fail chocolate chip cookies recipe too You can see all our recipes to date here – including many more easy baking recipes! We also have plenty of slow cooker recipes if you’re looking for more inspiration too.

You can make this homemade biscuits recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already – that is what makes this english chocolate biscuits recipe so simple and convenient to make.

Here’s our best Chocolate Biscuits Recipe – happy baking!


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 200 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the all purpose flour and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Rub the butter in until it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Sift in the icing sugar to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon
  • Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla until a dough forms
  • Make the biscuit dough into a ball. wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins until firm
  • Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll to 0.5cm thick. Cut shapes out using biscuit cutters.
  • Place on the prepared baking trays and bake for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

If you’d like to print or pin the Chocolate Biscuit Recipe for later you can do so at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This Easy Chocolate Cookies Recipe is such an easy biscuit recipe to bake with the children. You can cut the biscuits into any shapes you like and they are fun to decorate too.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, biscuits
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 25 biscuits


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 200 g butter
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Grease two baking sheets
  • Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl. Rub the butter in until it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Sift in the icing sugar and stir
  • Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla until a dough forms
  • Make the dough into a ball. wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins until firm
  • Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll to 0.5cm thick. Cut shapes out using cookie cutters.
  • Place on the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Easy Chocolate Biscuits for Kids Recipe


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. These cookies are the best. I wanted to try an Oreo copy cat recipe and searched out several recipes online. I made your recipe, rolling the chilled dough to a mere 1/8″. The cookies, er biscuits, retained their shape, didn’t spread much at all, and are very delicate, yet sturdy enough to hold my filling. (The filling recipe I used, on the other hand, wasn’t good — it’s far too sweet — for my adult taste, anyway. I hope the kids will like them. I think next time, I will fill these cookie/biscuits with a cream cheese filling.) Thank you for sharing with this baker in Canada.

    1. Thank you so much for not only trying to recipe but adding to it and taking the time to let me know. That means so much! I’ll try the same when I next have a baking session. Wishing you a wonderful festive season all the way from the UK! x

  2. In case anyone is curious about the filling I made but do not recommend, here it is.
    1/2 C vegetable shortening (ie, Crisco)
    2 C icing sugar
    1 C Marshmallow Fluff (or marshmallow cream)
    ca 3 or more Tbsp milk
    1 tsp vanilla
    Beat all together with a mixer.

    This recipe is very sweet, and there’s something about the slippery mouth-feel that comes from the shortening that does not appeal to me. This recipe reminds me of the commercial cans of cake frosting that we can buy here in N.Am. Blech.

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