Giant Chocolate Cookies

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Last weekend was a bank holiday, I was in a baking mood and I’ve heard a lot about Tanya Burr’s cookies. I’m generally not a fan of “celebrity” products but these are cookies; giant, chocolately cookies, and I have a lovely new mixer which I need to practice using. It was a match made in Heaven!  You can find the link to her recipe blog post here 🙂 Anything written in Italics is something I’ve added to the recipe.

Ingredients (for 10 cookies):

  • 200g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • a little dash of milk
  • a large bar of milk, white or dark chocolate

Ingredients

Method:

  • Cream (mix really, really well until soft, fluffy and a lovely yellow colour) the butter and sugar together.

Cream

  •  Crack in your egg, add in all the dry ingredients and add a dash of milk if your mixture is looking dry.
  • Break up all of your chocolate and throw it in, using your hands to get it into the dough – definitely do not use your mixer for this part, the mixture gets really heavy and could break your machine! I just put the chocolate in so I could mix it by hand.

dough

  • Line 2 trays with baking paper – if the paper starts curling, scrunch it up a little and smooth it out, I found that the paper then stayed in place on the tray 🙂
  • The cookies will spread in the oven so don’t place them close together
  • Pick up a 10 small handfuls of cookie dough and place them onto your trays – I rolled them in my hands and flattened them slightly once I’d place them on the trays.

Raw-Cookies

  • Pop them into the oven for 11 minutes – When you get them out they will not look cooked, it is vital you know this, as it will be very tempting to leave them in for longer and then they’ll be hard and overcooked once they are cool. Just take your cookies out after 11 minutes and leave them to cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Word of warning, I only have two small baking trays, so I had to bake the cookies in batches – DO NOT put the cookies on a wire rack to cool!! It does not end well 😛

Ruined-cookies

Luckily I’d only put two cookies on the rack! I quickly put the rest of the cookies on a plate instead.

Cookies

J didn’t like them at all, he thought they were too raw and tasted like sugar and butter. I thought they were really nice and gooey, but if I made them again, I’d definitely make smaller ones. I could almost hear my arteries clogging up.

Have you made these ones or have you found a better recipe? I love to experiment in the kitchen, so leave me your favourite cookie recipe links below! 🙂 x

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