Chewy and soft, with a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of chocolate, these cookies never, ever disappoint. They really are perfect… and super easy too. I’ve been making them for a few years, but I recently rediscovered their deliciousness so I just had to share them. As much as I wish I could take full credit for these beauties, they’re an old Tanya Burr recipe. I’ve slightly modified the original recipe according to my personal preferences, but that’s one of the great things about this recipe! It’s very flexible. Anyway, enough waffling. Let’s get to the good stuff.
What you’ll need:
- 200g castor sugar
- 300g softened butter
- 1 large egg
- 275g self-raising flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 2-3 tablespoons of milk
- 1 large slab of white chocolate (I always use Milkybar)
- 1 large slab of milk chocolate (I always use Cadbury)
What you’ll do:
- Preheat your oven to 180°C
- Cut up the chocolate (you can add in whole blocks but I like to cut them in half/thirds)
- Cream the butter and sugar together
- Add the egg and mix
- Sift in the dry ingredients (don’t use a hand mixer here – a wooden spoon or your hands work far better)
- Add the milk to help bring it all together
- Add the chocolate and mix with your hands so that it’s evenly dispersed
- Line 1-2 trays with baking paper
- Scoop out a heaped tablespoon of dough, roll it into a ball and flatten it slightly on the tray (you can make the cookies as big or small as you like but you’ll have to adjust the cooking time accordingly)
- Pop your cookies into the oven for 9 minutes (I’ve found that this is the perfect amount of time for the cookies in our oven as it likes to burn stuff. If your oven is slightly weaker, I’d leave them in for a minute or two longer)
NB: The cookies will NOT look cooked when you take them out of the oven. They won’t even be hard on top – DON’T let this throw you off! They harden up when they cool so don’t overcook them because they’re not nearly as good if you do!
These make the perfect gift, a brilliant party/work treat and a pretty spectacular Sunday afternoon snack. I hope you love them as much as I do!