Okay, so are you ready for a bold claim? These may be the best cookie I have ever made and eaten, in fact it might be the best thing I have ever baked….yip that is right – I said it! BEST BAKE EVER!
These brownie / cookie hybrides are melt in the mouth, slightly squidgy, super rich chocolatey pieces of heaven and are the stuff of legends here at GeekHQ - they are so good in fact that they didn’t even last 24 hours before they were finished.
90g Plain Flour 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 230g Dark Chocolate, chopped into small pieces 60g Unsalted Butter 150g Light Brown Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Eggs 130g Milk Chocolate, Chopped into large chunks Assortment of Chocolate Treats – I like to use easter goodies...Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Malteaser Bunnies, Mini Oreo Eggs.
Step 1. Pre-heat the oven to 175oC
Step 2. In a bowl measure out the flour, baking powder and salt, and set to one side for now.
Step 3. In a large bowl melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of gently simmering water until everything has melted. Then remove from the heat.
Step 4. In a large mixing bowl beat together the sugar, vanilla and eggs until the mixture it light and fluffy, before adding the chocolate mixture and lightly beating together until fully combined.
Step 5. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and using a wooden spoon gently fold the two together until just combined.
Step 6. Add the milk chocolate chunks to the dough (I also added 100g of mini eggs) and very gently fold them until they are distributed.
Step 7. This is a really soft dough so don’t try to roll the cookies into balls, just using a spoon dollop some mixture on the baking tray, making sure you leave plenty of room for spreading during baking.
Step 8. Bake for approx 13-15 minutes before removing. Allow to cool for a few minute before popping some of your easter candy on the top while the cookie is still soft – I used half creme eggs, malteaser bunnies and more mini egg. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for approx 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.