Tuesday, November 2

Chunky chocolate cookies

 So these babies are stolen from the latest Real Living magazine, I'm not usually a huge chocolate biscuit/cake fan but these looked so good I couldn't resist. They didn't turn out how I hoped, but I made a few basic mistakes which I won't repeat here, and they still taste the chocdiggity.

You need:
* 2/3 cup firmly pack brown sugar
* 2 cups of plain flour
* 100g Butter
* 3 Tbsp golden syrup (I went over board with the syrup and it meant my mixture was too soggy, 3tbsp is plenty!!)
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 tsp Bicarb soda
* 1&1/2 tbsp milk
* 150g roughly chopped white cocolate
*150g roughly chopped dark chocolate.
Okay DON'T get cooking chocolate. It melts easier than normal chocolate and so my chunks didn't stay all chunky like! Also 70% dark chocolate in biscuits is a BIT full on, go for more like 50%!

Preheat your oven to 180C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper (You need the paper not just an oiled sheet because the chocolate goes everywhere.) Sieve sugar and flour inot a bowl and make a well in the middle. Melt butter, golden syrup and vanilla over a medium heat in a saucepan. Once it's all melted and bubbly add the teaspoon of bicarb and give it a good stir. It will go all foamy and creamy. Pour this into the dry ingrediants, add the milk and stir to make the dough. Chuck in your chocolate chunks once the dough has cooled a bit.
Now (if you have time) put the mix in the fridge or an hour, this helps to stop the biscuits from spreading all over the place. Roll into tablespoon sized balls and place quite far apart on your baking sheet, no need to flatten them or anything, and cook for 15 - 20 mins. Let them cool on the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer onto a wire rack.


  1. argh! these look SO good. definitely gonna give them a burl.

  2. Wow, they look fantastic! Perfect to eat in this weather, whist curled up with a good book! Will have to give them a try. G x

  3. nothing beats milk and cookies - will have to grab that issue of Real Living and check it out.

  4. Oh my, they sound (and look) so delicious. And your mantlepiece is looking awesome xx


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