If you’re a chocolate lover like me, then you’re in for a TREAT with these bad boys. The perfect cookie to sit and eat with your morning coffee, binge on while you’re watching a film, or to take to your work Christmas party to impress all your fellow employees.
You will need:
- 7/8 cup butter/margarine
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 7/8 cup flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- Dash of milk
- Filling(s) of choice
My favourite things to put in these cookies are mini Reece Peanut Butter Cups, Hersheys cookies and cream bars, and mini Skor bars. Yes, all at the same time. I don’t play around when it comes to chocolate, guys.
400F, 200C, gas #6
Mix together butter, sugar, and egg until nice and creamy.
If you can be bothered to sift the flour and cocoa powder in, go for it. If you’re lazy like me then just bang the flour and cocoa powder in bit by bit and combine thoroughly with the sugar/butter/egg mixture.
If mixture is looking crumbly, throw in the dash of milk. If not, pop your mix-in’s in.
On a large, greased cookie pan, scoop out egg sized bundles of mixture (any bigger than that and they won’t cook properly), roll into a ball and place on the pan: (NOTE: If you’re using self raising flour, leave the cookie mixture in balls as they will flatten while cooking, if using all purpose flour, flatten on the pan before baking)
This recipe will make around 10-12 cookies.
Bake for 8-12 minutes. When you take the cookies out of the oven they will still be soft. Don’t put them back in the oven, they will harden while cooling.
**TIP: enjoy warm while the chocolate is still gooey
Until next time
So, given that it’s Christmas tomorrow I wanted to make an easy, festive treat to take for the Christmas shenanigans going on.
Knowing that these cookies are loved by many, I decided to give them a Christmassy Twist and thought I would share!
I used the exact sam recipe as above, except instead of the Hershey’s, Reece, and Skor bits, I used a bag of the peppermint M&Ms in the mixture.
Once baked and cooled, I melted some white chocolate chips, dipped half the cookie into the chocolate, and sprinkled some crushed candy canes onto the still-wet chocolate.
And that’s it! As easy as that.
Merry Christmas everybody!