These cookies are my new favourite treat for when I want a chocolate hit. They have all the moist chocolate richness of a brownie but with a thin cookie exterior. They are so decadent that I have had to make two batches in the last week as the first batch vanished in a matter of hours.
Their cookie form means they are perfect for packing into lunchboxes, taking on journeys, eating on their own or transforming into brownie cookie ice cream sandwiches.
I added some swirly white chocolate chips to mine but you could of course add any number of add-ins, raisins, nuts etc. They only require one saucepan to make too, meaning they are very quick to make. So hop to it – go and bake some now.
Decadent Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Recipe adapted from Leiths Baking Bible
50g dark chocolate
70g caster sugar
70g soft brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
15g cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
70g white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 175C and grease a baking tray.
Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a saucepan until smooth and then remove from the heat.
Stir in the caster sugar and brown sugar and beat until the crystals have dissolved. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and beat until all combined. The mixture will turn very stiff at this stage but this is what you want.
Finally chop the white chocolate into chunks and stir through the chocolate batter.
Place rounded tablespoons of the chocolate mixture onto the baking tray, leaving a two inch gap between each one. Flatten slightly.
Bake in the oven for 9 minutes only before removing and leaving for 2 minutes to firm up before transferring to a wire wrack to cool. Do not over bake or they will become crispy when cool.
Makes around 14 cookies