Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This is my favourite chocolate cookie recipe. My friends and family who used to rejoice and welcome these sweet treats have now turned on me for supposedly being responsible for their newly found love handles. But really, it’s not my fault that these are so yum and destroy any ounce of self-control you may have.

They’re not crunchy cookies, in fact they are strangely cake-like (think hard brownies). As bizarre as that sounds, don’t let it put you off; I mean who doesn’t like brownies right? Now I like to vary the toppings, and I also like lots and lots of chocolate chips so I think 200g of chips is just right.

Cookie batter

  • 42g all purpose flour
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder (If you’re cocoa powder is sweet already and you do not have a sweet tooth, forget about the brown sugar)
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 115g butter (I like to use salted butter as well as a pinch of salt, but I’m a salt monster)
  • large eggs
  • 40g brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Toppings

  • 200g orange chocolate (Terry’s Chocolate Orange is ideal), chopped; OR; white chocolate
  • Zest from one orange
  • Pecan nuts
  • Raisins

OR

  • 200g white chocolate
  • 100g raspberries
  1. Preheat your oven to 160 ºC, and line two baking trays with cookie sheets/parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Beat eggs with sugar until light and lemon-colored.
  5. Carefully fold in chocolate mixture, flour mixture and vanilla extract. Beat the batter for about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in chosen toppings.
  7. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. With the back of a spoon, spread batter into about 2 inch rounds.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Leave the cookies to cool on their trays for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Refrigerate the whole lot overnight.

I know they can seem undercooked when coming out of the oven, but once they’ve cooled down and been put in the fridge overnight, they are AMAZING.

I’m nomming.

PS: Keep them in a tupperwear in the fridge.

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