...like these amazing Triple Chocolate Crackle Cookies...
After my disastrous Apple Cake I felt I needed to reaffirm my baking prowess...and what better way than baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies?
As it turns out, nothing!!! Which is fab news...and the smallish people (plus Hubby) now have snacks to munch on at home-time...(or in lunch boxes tomorrow)...I looked at some of my Chocolate Brownie Recipes and thought wouldn't it be great to get the same crisp outside and gooey middle in a cookie...but without the usual over-sweet sugariness of cookies...? So here's what I came up with...
*Dark chocolate - 175g
*Butter - 50g
*Plain flour - 50g
*Baking powder - 1/2tsp
*Salt -a pinch of
*Eggs - 2
*Sugar - Caster, 250g
*Vanilla - 1tsp
*Chocolate chunks, chips or chopped - 120g (your choice of colour etc)
Preheat the oven to Gas 4/180c and get your baking trays/cookie trays lined with parchment (I personally use the Teflon coated stuff, it's great!)
Like so many of those great Brownie recipes I (well my
minion helper) started by whisking the eggs and sugar together...
...Melting the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl over a pain of boiling water...
...and combining the two mixes once the chocolate had cooled slightly...yes, I know the picture doesn't show this, but wanted to show you how lovely and pale the
minion got the whisked mix got...
Measure your chocolate drops/chunks/chopped choc well...and don't forget to pinch a few!! Well he did!!!
Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the now chocolatey, eggy sugary mixture and combine well...pop in the chocolate chunks (we chose the chunks that stay as chunks and used a mix of white and milk) and stir well, you want to get them fairly evenly distributed in the final mix or there could be a riot on your hands over who has the most chocolate!! (or is that just me!)
Using 2 spoons, blob the mixture onto your trays...it will spread a little, but not a huge amount...so leave some room...we got 24 from our mix...
minion helper decided to add an embellishment on half of ours...chocolate orange drops...
Pop them into the hot oven for all of 12 minutes...it's a speedy one this one...and enjoy the perks of helping the chef!!
While they're baking, they will crack...but this is the effect we are going for...
Carefully slide the parchment onto your cooling racks and let the cookies cool completely...do not attempt to peel them off sooner than stone cold or they will snap and break...Once cold you can remove from the parchment and enjoy...They are amazing...just like a great brownie, they have the right amount of crunch on the crispy outside, and the perfect amount of gooeyness on the inside...these get a thumbs up all round...the only problem is not eating them all in one go!!!