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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Choctastic Cookies

Choctastic half
If you follow us on facebook you will know that these are the first things I baked in my new home. They were delicious and I am so glad that we finally have the internet so that I can share them with you all. I actually made the recipe up myself after looking at several types of similar biscuits on the net.
150g dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons cocoa, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
125g butter,softened
⅓  cup brown sugar
⅓ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg, cold from the fridge
350g milk chocolate drops
Method:Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line your oven trays with baking paper.
Melt the 150g dark chocolate either in the microwave or in a heatproof dish over a pan of simmering water.
Put the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
Cream the butter and sugars in another bowl.  Add the melted chocolate and mix until combined.
Beat in the vanilla essence and cold egg, and then mix in the dry ingredients. Finally stir in the chocolate drops.
Scoop out 16 equal balls, using an ice cream scoop helps to keep the size consistent and place on your lined baking sheet about 5cm apart.  Don’t flatten them.
Cook for 15 minutes, testing with a skewer to make sure it comes out semi-clean and not wet with batter.  If you hit a chocolate drop, try again.
Leave to cool slightly on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to harden as they cool.
Choctastic Cookies
These were divine warm but just as scrummy once fully cool for a good few days after they were made.  If you are a chocoholic just like me you need to give this recipe a try!