Hi, have I got a treat for you today – Extreme Chocolate Cookies. Ooh if you love cookies and need a chocolate fix then these babies are definitely for you!
I’ve been unwell lately, including a 2 week stay in hospital (I’ll save that for another post). Having been home for 2-3 weeks now, today was the first day I really had the energy to bake. So, unashamedly I decided to make these Extreme Chocolate Cookies for our gorgeous children and my wonderful hubby, who has taken THE BEST care of me. I really do love that man.
I know that I’ve said it before, but baking or cooking for others, especially my family, is one of the ways I like to show my love for them. Chocolate is not my go-to favourite Cookie, I favour nutty, fruity, oat cookies, BUT, I obviously had to try one of these and they are my favourite chocolate cookies to date!
Recipe : Makes 18 Extreme Chocolate Cookies
225g/8oz Unsalted Butter softened
150g/5oz Dark Soft Brown Sugar
1 Large Egg at room temp.
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp Sal
225g/8oz Plain White Flour
50g/2oz Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
100g/4oz White Chocolate Chunks
150g/5oz Milk Chocolate Chunks
Method : Preheat oven to 170C/155C fan
In a large bowl add the butter, sugar and salt. Whisk until well combined and fluffy.
Whisk in the whole egg and vanilla extract.
Now chop up the white and milk chocolate into chunks.
Add the flour, cocoa, bicarb and chocolate chunks to the bowl.
Mix all of the ingredients together until just combined. Take about a tablespoon of mixture, roll into a ball shape and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
Wash your hands, they WILL look like you’ve been making mud pies!!!! Now using your fingers squish the cookie balls, they will still spread a bit whilst cooking.
Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15-20 mins. I rotated my baking sheets halfway through the cooking process so that the cookies baked evenly. This is fine with cookies NOT cupcakes!!!
Once baked remove from the oven and allow the Extreme Chocolate Cookies to cool on the trays for 5 mins, then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
Whilst cooling I sent the children a text (at school – rebel mummy!!!) and put the kettle on for a lovely cuppa!!
I can’t tell you how good it feels knowing I’m getting back to being me. Sooo good.
Am I alone? Why do you bake? I’d love to hear what motivates you?
Until next time have fun, feasting, sharing and smiling.