Hi, have I got a treat for you today – Extreme Chocolate Cookies. Also 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). Since 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. While chocolate is not my go-to favourite Cookie. Since I favour nutty, fruity, oat cookies. Yet 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 temperature
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey
1/4 tsp Sea Salt -I use Maldon
225g/8oz Plain White Flour
50g/2oz Cocoa Powder – I use Callebaut
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
100g/4oz White Chocolate Chunks
150g/5oz Milk Chocolate Chunks
Preheat oven to 170C/150C fan, gas mark 3, 325F
Making the cookie dough
- First of all, in a large bowl add the butter, sugar and salt. Whisk until well combined and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
- Next, chop up the white and milk chocolate into chunks.
- Add the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and chocolate chunks to the bowl.
- Mix all of the ingredients together until just combined.
Shaping and baking the cookies
- Take approximately 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.
- Finally 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!
- As soon as the cookies are 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.
While the cookies cooled I sent the children a text (at school – rebel mummy!!!) and put the kettle on for a lovely cuppa!!
Finally I can’t tell you how good it feels knowing I’m getting back to being me. Sooo good.
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