So last night I felt the need to bake. I considered something pear-based as I seem to have accumulated rather a lot of them over the last couple of weeks but sadly the ingredient Gods were against me and a pear-based bake will just have to wait until this weekend (or maybe not as I’m considering making something hot cross bun based). So instead it was to be these triple chocolate cookies. I felt we needed something to get us through the last Friday of this term and thought these might do the job. The fact I had all the ingredients in the cupboard also helped. This is a BBC Good Food recipe that you can find here.
I made 20 small-sized cookies. I may have slightly overcooked them which meant they were a little more crunchy than I would like in a cookie. They are very definitely chocolatey as they have melted chocolate and chocolate chunks in the mixture and melted chocolate drizzled on top. You will need 2 baking trays to cook these in batches.
100g soft brown sugar
100g golden caster sugar
100g butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g plain flour
140g milk chocolate (melted)
85g white chocolate (chips or chopped into chunks)
85g plain chocolate (chips or chopped into chunks)
1) Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6. Line 1-2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
2) Mix the sugars and butter together with an electric hand whisk, then add the egg, vanilla, flour and half the melted milk chocolate and mix together.
3) Stir in the white and plain chocolate chips or chunks, then use an ice-cream scoop or round tablespoon (like a measuring spoon) to scoop out balls of cookie dough and drop them straight onto the trays.
4) Bake in batches for 8-9 mins until pale golden and still soft to touch – they will firm up as they cool.
5) Carefully transfer to a wire rack as soon as they can be lifted up, then drizzle with the remaining melted chocolate (I used a piping bag and nozzle to do this).