Double Chocolate Cookies

10Dec08

cookies

One of my most favourite goodies to bake and eat are cookies. They are always so simple to prepare, the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee and I never feel guilty when I eat more than a few (as opposed to eating a huge chunk of cake or pie).

Four reasons why I love to make cookies:

  • Cookies are so versatile and can be made with a myriad of flavours. They can be spicy with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg or rich with chocolate, coffee or vanilla.  They can be chunky with nuts, dried fruit, oats or chocolate. Sweet fillings such as caramel or jam can be used to sandwich them together, making them even more yummy!
  • They are the simplest things to bake and with the average cooking time of around twelve minutes, you always get to eat a few while you wait for the other batches to cook.
  • If they are roll out cookies, you can make them in any shape you like. It’s a great excuse to collect as many cookie-cutters as you can and fun edible shapes are perfect for kids.
  • There is less washing up, as I never have to wash the trays as I use baking paper I just toss into the bin after I’m done. Huzzah!

Roll your sleeves up and try your hand at these delicious chocolate cocoa cookies.  They are so easy to make and even easier to eat. They especially go down very well with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Enjoy!

Double Chocolate Cookies

Recipe from ‘Simply Bill’ by Bill Granger.

250g unsalted butter, softened

350g brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 ½ cups (310g) plain flour

½ cup (60g) cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons salt

350g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat together the butter and saugr until light and creamy. Add the vanilla and eggs and stir together well. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate.
  3. Place large spoonfuls of the mixture on paper-lined baking trays, leaving room for spreading.
  4. Cook in batches for 15 minutes, until the bases are cooked. Cool on trays.

Makes around 40.

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18 Responses to “Double Chocolate Cookies”

  1. Oooohh, yummy! Those cookie look delightful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Cookies are my love as well! Especially when it comes to holiday parties. You can bake up a wide variety of cookies, and freeze some of them for later use. Plus, no one can say no to a cookie, whereas people are more likely to say no to cakes or pies… Although I love those too haha :) Lovely picture, the contrast with the cookie and the light background is very pretty.

  3. cookies are some of my favorite things to bake too. so simple and so satisfying and you can throw just about anything you like into them. these look like such a dream. hope you’re enjoying your summer, over there on the other side of the world ;)

  4. 4 Janet Ching

    Your cookies looks so yummy ! I am having a cookie quest this week ….. Great Christmas gifts!

  5. Cookies are my absolute favorite. My ideal dessert is a hot cookie with ice cold milk. Not gourmet but damn good.

  6. The only thing better than chocolate is DOUBLE chocolate :) These look great!

  7. 7 Maria

    You’re photography always makes me hungry! Its dangerous to visit your blog, but always so rewarding. Great job on the cookies.

    While I’m here I thought I would tell you I’ve tagged you in an online game of it. The rules and instructions are on my blog. Apologies if you have been tagged before.

  8. crap! forgot to add my blog. DEEERRRR! I was too hungry to think straight, damn good looking cookies!

  9. my philosophy is that there is a cookie to match every mood, event, or celebration… however, double chocolate matches every day for me :)

  10. Divine. Chocolate in double form. I’m in.

  11. Cookies are endlessly versatile. There is every shape, texture, and flavor of cookie to please everyone. And everyone would be pleased with these chocolaty goodies.

  12. They look so nice, love the color and thiness of them.

  13. I love making cookies too, quite possibly one of my favourites…

  14. Ooh .. love choc cookies even more so if it’s “double”. I just happened to buy a cook book by Bill – I love watching his program on TV and every time I do so, I wish I had his kitchen plus the view.

  15. Heya , wish you very Happy Holidays n seasons Greetings .

  16. I adore this little ode to all of cookiedom. They are a favorite treat in our house with my husband recently deeming one of my largest storage jars the designated home for such baked goods. He now uses it as an excuse to request I bake more cookies, as it would surely be a shame to let the jar go bare. I do believe that these beauties will be found residing in our pantry in the very near future.

  17. 17 Colleen

    I just finished baking these! Very yummy. But mine came out a lot puffier than the ones in your photo, even after I flattened them a little with the back of the spoon before baking. Any idea where I could’ve gone wrong?

  18. 18 Karen

    I’m having a hard time finding “ 2″ to put in the recipe…any help? :^P Just kidding. Your blog looks awesome; your photos are what’s selling me…maybe you should look for a job in photography somewhere! :^)


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