Because we've broken up from school for two weeks now, I wanted to get back to doing a bit more baking. We all know I'm no Mary Berry (meringues are my n.e.m.e.s.i.s) but I can just about knock up a chocolate cake if it's called for. This recipe is super simple (which is great for me) and the end result was really good. These are my new favourite chocolate cookies, perfect for a chocoholic, Millie's Cookies addict like me. They are super naughty though, so if you're on a diet, you might want to keep clear - but if you're feeling in the mood/thin, this is for you! I can't take the credit for this recipe, mind you. This is actually my adaptation of a recipe I saw on ViviannaDoesMakeup's beauty blog, so go and check that out if you want a peak at her version. :)
You will need (makes 12):
-200g of unsalted butter
-300g caster sugar
-1 large egg
-275g self-raising flower
-75g cocoa powder
-2 big bars of chocolate
-A little bit of milk if needed
First things first: You want to preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius for a fan assisted oven, or 220 degrees for a non-fan assisted oven. Next up, cream together the butter and the sugar to create a fluffy paste. After you've got a smooth mixture, add in your egg and stir together.
After that's all mixed, it's time to add in all the dry ingredients - flower, cocoa powder and the chocolate broken up into cubes. If you want to save some chocolate for decoration, go ahead - I saved twelve cubes to put on the top of each cookie. The mixture might seem a little bit dry at this point, so if you think it needs it, add in a splash of milk. Also, if you want an extra hit of chocolate goodness, feel free to add in a cheeky spoonful of Nutella. Go crazy aha.
Once everything is stirred together, scoop the mixture into about 12 little balls and put them on a well greased baking tray. They only need about 10 minutes in the oven for a super-gooey texture, but if you'd like them to be a bit firmer, leave them in for a couple more minutes. When they first come out, they don't feel like they're up to much - but once they've cooled down they solidify a lot. And that's it!
These are seriously the best treats ever - perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea on a cosy autumn evening in. They also went down super well with my mum, and my nan, who's a bit of a baking whizz. Even Moonlight wanted a piece of the action...