Chewy Chocolate Cookies


IMG_0987So there I was, wallowing in my misery – yes, I was suffering from Man Flu.  I couldn’t breath.  I couldn’t sleep. Nobody had suffered such pain.  I needed sugar.   I needed Cookies!

Great soft, chewy cookies with proper chocolate, which melts in chunks and resets on cooling.  Why buy these in the supermarket?  Or splash out in over-priced cookie shops? These are really easy to make, ready in minutes and very versatile.  Use any flavourings you like.  If you prefer a crunchier cookie, bake a little longer – say 10-12 minutes

Makes: about 12 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 125g Butter (softened)
  • 125g Castor Sugar
  • 100g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten & at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 225g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 200g good quality Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

Method

  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until soft, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth
  • Add the flour and salt and mix well to combine
  • Chop the chocolate into chunks and mash in with the dough.  Try not to handle too much else the chocolate will start to melt
  • Form into a ball and turn out onto a lightly floured surface
  • Roll into an even cylinder/sausage shape, about 30cm long, and cut into about 12 rounds of equal size
  • Take each round and flatten slightly, then place on a silicon sheet or greaseproof paper on a baking tray (leave plenty of space between – these will spread!)
  • Bake at 170oC Fan for about 8 minutes for a soft, chewy cookie
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cook on a wire rack before eating

 

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