This is a recipe for some of the most indulgent, chocolatey, mouth watering cookies I’ve ever tasted. Definitely no health benefits to these – but a perfect treat for all chocolate lovers.
I’ve made these a couple of times, once to take in to work, and they went down a storm! They are super easy, and there are relatively few ingredients.
For 12 cookies you will need:
- 200g Butter (make sure it’s soft and not straight from the fridge, microwave if needs be)
- 70g Cocoa Powder
- 1 Egg
- 300g Caster Sugar
- 270g Self Raising Flour
- Any chocolate you want – I used Cadbury and Milky Bar
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees
To start of with you will need to cream the butter and the sugar together, this is where the room temperature butter comes in handy as it makes this step a lot easier. If you want you can use an electric whisk, but for this recipe I just use a good old wooden spoon to mix my ingredients.
Next it’s time to mix in the rest of the ingredients. I crack the egg in and add in some of the flour and the cocoa powder and start to combine.
I then keep adding the flour and cocoa powder until it is all incorporated. The mixture should be quite thick and hard to mix, so persevere and keep stirring until the flour is all merged in with the other ingredients.
Next it’s time to prepare the filling of the cookies. You could just buy chocolate chips, but I like to use the actual chocolate as you get much bigger chunks throughout the cookies this way – definitely something you want. I use a large knife and roughly chop the chocolate into chunks, large and small.
I then add this to the cookie dough and mix it through. Again the mixture will be stiff so just mix through the chocolate as best you can, get your hands involved if a spoon isn’t working out for you!
I found this mixture made 12 decent sized cookies, so depending on the size you want either make 12, or make slightly smaller ones. Scoop the mixture out and roll it in between your hands, then place on your baking trays.
Once your cookies are all laid out, pop them in your preheated oven. Set your timer to 10 minutes (probably less if you’ve made smaller cookies) Sit back, relax, and enjoy the chocolatey scent that is about to fill your kitchen. But, don’t get too distracted as time is of the essence here – you want these cookies to be gooey and melt in the mouth so don’t over cook them.
When you take them out of the oven, as with all cookie recipes they probably won’t look, or feel like they’re cooked properly, but just leave them on the side for a few minutes and they’ll harden slightly so they stay together.
After a good 5 minutes you can gently transfer them onto a wire rack to cool thoroughly. Although I do recommend eating one before this time comes, as they are incredible when still warm from the oven.