Hey beauts! I feel like the whole of the UK is cracking down on baking at the moment, and to be fair, I do not need an excuse to whip out the flour and eat my body weight in food. With this being said, I recently saw a recipe shared on Instagram for these cookies that just looked divineee. I always change around recipes as I never have real butter – I use vegan alternatives like Vitalite (which is amazing for baking,) and just adapt to what ingredients I have and personal taste. These badboys turned out SO SO good – they might even rival my brownies (you can see that recipe here,) and those are big. words. Due to this, I thought it would be rude not to share the recipe for deliciousness, so feel free to make these absolute chocolatey, gooey, intense and incredible cookies – you will most definitely not regret it!
You will need:
- 200g butter (Vitalite is increddd)
- 300g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 275g self raising flour
- 75g cocoa powder
- Chocolate to mix in – I went for leftover Easter chocolate and big chunks of white chocolate to mix up the overload of milk chocolate
The whole process to making these is so so easy! First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Start by mixing together the butter and sugar until combined, and then add in the egg.
Gradually add in the flour bit by bit, to make sure it gets properly combined as it can be intense to mix in all at once, then do the same with the cocoa powder. After this you should have a ball of chocolatey dough, and you can mix in the chocolate. You can use as many or as little chocolate chunks as you like – I think bigger is better but you do you!
After this, pull apart palm size patties, create a cookie shape with your hands and line on a baking tray lined with baking paper. I made about 8 with my mixture as I like a big ole cookie, but it’s really up to you what size you’d like. Leave a decent gap between each cookie on the baking tray for baking.
Bang in the oven for eleven minutes and whip them out. People say they won’t quite look done at this stage, but do not be fooled, once they have cooled they are the perfect gooey texture – 11 mins is allll they need!
Leave to cool for a decent 20 or so minutes before digging in like a normal cookie, but then boy, DIG IN. If you want a more cookie dough experience, eat them after 10 minutes with a big spoon of ice cream.
*The base cookie recipe for these absolute badddd boys is from Tanya Burr. She has published a cookbook and some epic recipe ideas – so worth checking out always!