I know, I know, chocolate again! But sometimes there is just no substitute for the endorphin-inducing goodness provided by cocoa sweeties :D These are my current obsession, despite having been making them for years and years, I've had a recent resurgence of love for these goodies! Quick and easy, with a hit of the joy one gets from undertaking baking endeavours, plus the joy of eating baked goods without taking hours to make, or being complex :) Utter perfection in my humble opinion!
Lovingly adapted from 'Double Chocolate Cookies' in Donna Hay's Simple Essentials Chocolate 2007.
½ Cup Brown Sugar (not packed)
100g Dark Chocolate
¼ Cup Cocoa
1 Cup Plain Flour
1tsp Bi-carb Soda
100g Dark Chocolate (roughly chopped into chunks)
Preheat oven (fan forced) to 160°C
In a heatproof jug place butter, sugar and 100g of chocolate
Melt in microwave on medium-low, for bursts of 1 minute, stirring between each burst, until melted and smooth – leave aside to cool
In another bowl sift cocoa, flour and bi-carb soda
Once chocolate mixture has cooled a little, stir egg in until well combined
Add half of the flour mixture, and mix until just combined, then add the other half and mix until just combined
Mix in the chocolate chunks
Place clumps of dough on a tray (they don’t need to be neatly rolled into balls) – makes between 20 and 23 cookies
Bake for 8 minutes
Leave on trays to harden for a few minutes, before placing on a rack to cool
Enjoy oozy and fudgy straight from the oven (watch the choc chunks they’re hot!), but also great once cooled and set.
Happy baking adventures!