Step 1: 1. Cream the sugar and butter together until creamy. If you’re using hot choc powder, add it in now. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 or about 220*.
Step 2: 2. Add your flavouring (cherries, chocolate, whatever you want) and the milk.
Step 3: 3. Sieve in the flour and mix with a spoon. When you can’t mix it any more with the spoon, make into a dough with your hands.
Step 4: 4. Make into balls and flatten with your palm. Put about 4 on a tray – these seem to spread varying amounts, so see how much yours spread on the first batch, then adjust amount of cookies on the sheet accordingly.
Step 5: 6. Halfway through cooking (7 mins) flatten with an egg slice/flat object).
Step 6: 7. Finish cooking and cool.
Step 11: Dip half and half into melted chocolates to impress your girlfriend/boyfriend/friends.
Step 13: You’ll need either about 100g of chopped milk choc/white choc/dark choc.
Step 14: Place in a glass or pyrex bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Step 15: Mix slowly until melted, dip in your cookies and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Step 16: If you want to be really fancy, dip each side in a different kind of chocolate.
Step 19: roll dipped cookies in mixed nuts
Step 21: Or: Dip cookie completely into chocolate and then drizzle a different colour over the top. Set aside to cool.