Hey Cool Cats,
Here's a recipe for my new favourite cookies, quadruple chocolate. They're very naughty and totally divine. I adapted the recipe from one of The Londoner's.
150g plain flour
100g cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
175g soft light brown sugar
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
170g salted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg & 1 yolk
100g dark chocolate (chopped)
100g milk chocolate (chopped)
100g white chocolate (chopped)
Preheat your oven to 170. Melt your butter on the hob. In one bowl, mix together your flour, cocoa powder, and bicarbonate of soda. In a second bowl, mix together your sugars, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract.
Pour your wet mix into your dry mix, add your chocolate, and stir with a wooden spoon as much as you can.
Now it's time to get your hands messy. When you're meeting too much resistance from your spoon, knead the mixture with your hands until it achieves that perfect cookie dough texture (the kind I like to scoff raw while watching Dirty Dancing on a rainy evening).
Roll the dough into balls and place, well spaced, onto a pre-lined baking tray. Each ball of dough should be sized so that you can hide it in your two hands.
Pop them in the oven and leave them for 18 minutes.
Take them out of the oven. They won't feel ready let, so you have to let them cool for about half an hour (this is how you get them crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside).
After patiently waiting, gently remove the cookies from a baking tray and pop them onto a cooling rack.
This is the perfect time to start eating them, by the way. The chocolate will still be warm and melted through. Best served with a glass of milk, and hold the guilt. It's indulgence time, and you deserve a treat every now and then.
If you haven't finished your cookies, wait until they're completely cooled and you can pop them in a Tupperware, or better yet, neatly stack them in a cellophane bag and tie it with a ribbon, and you have a delicious, pretty, homemade gift. Perfect for Mother's Day. These are for my Grandmother...
This is a pretty infallible recipe (trust me, I've been making these A LOT recently). Hope that you enjoy these as much as I do!