Tuesday 22 July 2008

Decadent Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These cookies are my new favourite treat for when I want a chocolate hit. They have all the moist chocolate richness of a brownie but with a thin cookie exterior. They are so decadent that I have had to make two batches in the last week as the first batch vanished in a matter of hours.

Their cookie form means they are perfect for packing into lunchboxes, taking on journeys, eating on their own or transforming into brownie cookie ice cream sandwiches.

I added some swirly white chocolate chips to mine but you could of course add any number of add-ins, raisins, nuts etc. They only require one saucepan to make too, meaning they are very quick to make. So hop to it – go and bake some now.

Decadent Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Recipe adapted from Leiths Baking Bible
60g butter
50g dark chocolate
70g caster sugar
70g soft brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
15g cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
70g white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 175C and grease a baking tray.
Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a saucepan until smooth and then remove from the heat.
Stir in the caster sugar and brown sugar and beat until the crystals have dissolved. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and beat until all combined. The mixture will turn very stiff at this stage but this is what you want.
Finally chop the white chocolate into chunks and stir through the chocolate batter.
Place rounded tablespoons of the chocolate mixture onto the baking tray, leaving a two inch gap between each one. Flatten slightly.
Bake in the oven for 9 minutes only before removing and leaving for 2 minutes to firm up before transferring to a wire wrack to cool. Do not over bake or they will become crispy when cool.
Makes around 14 cookies


Beth (jamandcream) said...

Ive bookmarked this one. They look yum. Like the swirly choc chips - I can only find boring ones!

Anonymous said...

These look wonderful. I am going to have to make them soon!

Deborah said...

I'm a brownie, lover, so I'm sure I'd love them in cookie form!

Johanna GGG said...

these look gloriously wicked - I love cake but have turned to cookies because they are so much more practical - so these have my vote - the best of both worlds!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to make these! They sound really delicious.

Abitofafoodie said...

Those look so so so good. Just delicious!

Joe said...

Love the look of the chips sprinkled on top! Nice touch.

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Abitofafoodie said...

These look dangerously good!

Gigi said...

I can totally see these cookies sandwiching ice cream! OMG, they look so rich and chocolatey!

Elle said...

Those look simply delicious and sooooo chocolatey, too. Mmmm.