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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Triple Chocolate Cookies




These cookies... Perhaps the best, chocolatiest cookies ever? If you eat them about 10 minutes after they have come out of the oven, they're warm, gooey, chocolately bites of perfection. Even my mum had one (and LOVED it), and she herself proclaims she doesn't even like chocolate cookies much - what a weirdo.

Recipe (adapted from here and here):
200g butter
300g caster sugar (I think this can be decreased as the cookies can be quite grainy when cool)
1 egg
275g self raising flour
75g cocoa powder
100g each of white, milk & dark chocolate chips (or 300g of any combination you like)
Pinch of salt
(Splash of milk)

1. Preheat the oven to 200oC.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth, and then mix in the egg.
3. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix until combined. If the mixture is too hard then add a drop of milk to soften it.
4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Roll into small balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for around 8-10 minutes.
6. Leave them for at least 10 minutes before eating (or they will fall apart into a gooey mess), they are best eaten soon after baking if you like gooey, soft cookies, but if you prefer a harder cookie then you can eat them within a couple of days.
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