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Sunday, 11 May 2008

Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

I felt in need for a good chocoholic hit in some shape or form and a little therapeutic light baking gave me just what I craved for. The exterior to these cookies are firm-ish upon cooling but the interior has a most wonderful dreamy chewy fudge like texture. The chocolate flavour is a double hit from good quality cocoa powder and good quality chocolate chips. The darker chocolate chips give the most impact for a more adult taste but for children milk chocolate chips maybe what is needed. Served with a cold glass of milk I find this a perfect combination!

Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

Makes approximately 20

250g (9 oz) plain (all –purpose) flour
50g (2 oz) cocoa powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
175g (6 oz) softened butter
200g (7 oz) light brown sugar
100g (4 oz) caster (super fine) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
300g (11 oz) plain or milk chocolate chips

You will need 2 -3 baking sheets greased or lined with non-stick Teflon liners or non-stick paper.


Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add the softened butter and both sugars and beat together until light and fluffy. Incorporate the egg into the mixture a little at a time until fully combined, then add the vanilla and mix in well. Fold in the sieved flour mixture then the chocolate chips until thoroughly combined. Wrap the mixture in cling film (plastic wrap) and leave to chill in the fridge until the mixture is firm, for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 180°C/375°F/Gas mark 5.

Divide the mixture up into equally quantities (it should make approximately 20 large cookies) and roll into balls. Place onto the baking sheets leaving enough space for the cookies to spread when being baked, with your hand or a spoon slightly press the top of each cookie to make a flatter shape.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10 -12 minutes until the edges begin to darken. They will look and feel under baked but they’ll be ready. Leave on the baking sheets for about 2 minutes to slightly firm up and then with a large spatula to a wire cooling rack until completely cool.

Top tip: when rolling cookie mixture, slightly damp your hands in cold water this helps to form the mixture without too much sticking to your hands.


Deborah said...

Those look like a chocoholics dream!

Sylvie said...

Those look like the perfect chocolate cookie. Yum.

Kelly-Jane said...

They look really lovely, mmmmm!

Bellini Valli said...

I need a big glass of cold milk with these Rosie:D

Uma said...

lovely cookies. Love the first picture.

Rosie said...

Thank you ladies you are SO kind :)

Val I aim to please I'll just pop and get you a large glass of milk *giggle* ;)

Best wishes Rosie x

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

I love these cookies, they are just so good.

Yours look perfect, especially with a glass of cold milk, yum!!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Mmmm delicious!!

bleeding espresso said...

Love the dual texture thing going on. I'll take (at least) a dozen ;)

Ruth Elkin said...

I've been putting off making double chocolate cookies for fear my hips couldn't hack them! but I suppose a few wouldn't hurt... especially when they look this good!

Ivy said...

Rosie, they are so perfect, You should make this a profession.

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Julia said...

These look delicious Rosie, and you're so right about the cookies and glass of milk. In fact I want that right now!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Rosie! these cookies are amazing...they look so delicious..and I'm so in need of my dose of choco right now :-D .
Thanks for the recipe..:-D
A big kiss!

Vicky (victoria sponge) said...

Now that's a cookie! I love the shot of it on the milk!
Vicky xxx

dabrah said...

Mmmm, yummy! I have a tip! I saw this once in a cookie shop and I've copied it myself. You can make giant cookies by scooping up the dough with an ice cream scoop, (one of those mechanical ones that drops the ice cream out when you squeeze the handle) it's quick and easy and they don't stick to the spoon, and then they all come out exactly the same size.

Indigo said...

'ultimate double chocolate cookies - the name alone is enough to get my interest! These look fab, Rosie.

tartasacher said...

Hello Rosie:

The double chocolat cookies very good. I'm the post for participation in the event Putting Up. Is the butter of orange.
I send a email. Best whises. I'm in my blog a traslator Google for english. For traslate the recipes is good.

Emiline said...

Well, I think that's about the most perfect chocolate chocolate chip cookie I've ever seen.

giz said...

2 cookies please, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or strawberry would work too - just put me in a corner and let me have my party.

Tarah said...

That lovely cookies looks positively and incredible delicious with that glass of milk! I need one!

Cakelaw said...

These cookies do look like "the ultimate" - thanks for sharing the recipe!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

YUM...bookmarked Rosie. I love the sound of these. I'm always always game for cookies; the more the merrier! :0)

Anna said...

Oooh, Rosie, they look so yummy!

Niall said...

Hi there, just found your blog through tastespotting and that stunning photo! Love it, very cool! Problem is that it is lunchtime now and I am starving! Would love to see some of your pics on my own site so as they can be seen by a bigger audience! Keep up the good work!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

I've just made these and they're gorgeous.

The Caked Crusader said...

oooooooh! They look so chocolatey!

Rosie said...

Hi George, I could wait to view your cookies and my do they look scrummy. I will have to try your recipe out very soon as you know I just adore choccy in any shape or form – mmmm...

Hi Swati, awe thanks sweetie :D

Hi B.E. they are rather yummy and Moorish lol Many thanks for visiting my little blog lovely to *see* you here and I hope you will call by again :D

Hi Ruth, I know just what you mean *whispering – regarding on the hips* but I just was in need of a good choccy hit *giggle*

Hi Ivy, my dream would be to have a little tea shop tucked away in a little pretty Devonshire village. I don’t think that would ever come true but everyone as they say needs a dream.

Hi –Saikat, thanks I will have to look into this at some point :D

Hi Julia, lovely to *see* you, awe yes that glass of cold milk and a choccy cookie was just perfection :D

Many, many thanks for all your very lovely comments it really makes my day go with a smile!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Silvia, awe thanks sweetie, being a huge chocoholic myself I have played around with ingredients until I found this one worked for that pure ultimate hit of chocolate. I hope you try this recipe out and enjoy it :D

Hi Vicky, you are so kind thanks sweetie :D The cookie went well with the cold glass of milk guess who drank and eat that heehee *me* *wink*

Hi dabrah, oh wow what a great tip to use a ice cream scoop – next time i’m out shopping I will buy one of those just for cookies, thanks :D

Hi Indigo, awe thanks, they certainly hit my choccy spot that was in need lol

Hi Tartasacher, I am coming over like a shot to view your butter orange and I’ll make sure to translate too now I know :D

Many, many thanks for all your very kind comments I am sat here with a huge smile!

Best wishes Rosie x

Dhanggit said...

well just the way i like my cookies...with lots of chocolate in it!!yummy!!

Rosie said...

Hi Emiline many thanks you are so kind and yes those cookies do pack a lovely choccy punch ;D

Hi Giz, what a fabulous idea cookies and homemade ice cream – yum!! I have just popped my ice cream bowl in the freezer to chill ready to make some ice cream tomorrow too :D Lets party girl and rock the house with cookies and ice cream *giggle*....

Hi Tarah, lovely to *see* you and many thanks for your lovely comment it really means a lot :D

Hi Cakelaw, thanks sweetie, and my pleasure to share a little choccy comfort around :D I hope you enjoy your cookies as much as I if you try this recipe out!

Hi Deeba, I enjoy baking cookies so simple to bake yet give so much pleasure to eat. Enjoy the recipe sweetie :D

Thank you my ‘dear’ friends for all your very kind comments – you make blogging such a joy!

Best wishes Rosie x

Maria said...

Rosie these look really delish. I know a teenage boy who would love these ;o)


Rosie said...

Hi Anna many thanks sweetie how kind of you :D

Hi The C.C. awe thank you :D Gosh I have printed off your cake recipe with the caramel fudge topping hubbies eyes just went wide open when I showed him your cake!

Many thanks Anna and The C.C for your lovely comments and always great to *see* you both here!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Niall, I am SO glad you found me and lovely to *see* you here in my little part of the net. Oh tell me about it when you feel hungry and all those great photos to view on TasteSpotting. I will look into very shortly your site I haven’t come across it until now thanks for letting me know and I will endeavour to cast my net of sweetness around by carrying on my baking and blogging too *smile*

Many thanks for visiting once and again and also for your lovely comment!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Awe thanks Dhanggit & Maria you both are such good friends :D

Hugs Rosie xoxox

glamah16 said...

If I had a few of these I would feel much better today.

Rosie said...

HI Coco awe bless I'll pass you a few over right now :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Lina said...

You weren't kidding when you said ULTIMATE chocolate cookies! Yummm~

Vicky (victoria sponge) said...

Hi Rosie, I have an award for you on my blog. xxx

Donna said...

The "Cookie Monster" says to tell you, he Loves you!!!lol.....hughugs

Rosie said...

Hi Lina, they are really a great choccy hit :D

Hi Vicky , oh bless you thank you SO much xoxox

Hi Donna, I love the cookie monster awe *blush* he loves me hugshugs xoxox

Thank you Lina, Vicky and Donna for your lovely comments and surprise award – I am truely honoured my ‘dearest’ friends!

Best wishes Rosie x

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I have to say that I agree with everyone when saying that these cookies lot amazing!!!

Rosie said...

Hi sweet & Saucy - you have a lovely blog and I'll be back to visit again :)

Thanks for you lovely comment and for calling by!

Rosie x

Kevin said...

Those double chocolate cookies look so good. I like the sound of the firm shell with a fudgy inside. Now I am craving chocolate.

farida said...

I have a dozen recipe for chocolate cookies and more is always welcome:) this one is going to add to the family too:) great recipe! I want some please!!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Small award waiting for you dear Rosie; & thanks too for the tag. I actually spent the day doing just that!!! LOL

Rosie said...

Hi kevin,thanks thats So kind, I just enjoy passing the chocolate chocoholic-ness around *giggle*

Hi farida, awe what an honoour to think my little recipe will be added to your family cookie recipes - thank you :)

Hi Deeba, awe sweetie many thanks I feel SO very honoured to be given an award :) I hope you enjoyed your tag and it took me quite sometime too when I did mine but I know just what stunning photos you have it is going to wonderful!!

Many, many thanks for taking the time to visit and kindly comment :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those pretty cookies look gorgeously delicious!



Kelly-Jane said...

PS I've tagged you!

RecipeGirl said...

My chocolate-loving family thanks you for this recipe. I'll bet they're great dunked in ice-cold milk!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god Rosie,this is utterly delicious and I was saliavating going through ur ingredients.

Aparna said...

What could be better than a double dose of chocolate, right Rosie?
Well maybe a triple dose!!!

Priscilla said...

Somehow my comment didn't come through again, here it goes again.

Wow, those cookies look delicious! Perfect with a glass of milk.

Rosie said...

Hi Rosa, awe thanks sweetie and lovely to *see* you here :)

Hi K.J. oh this looks a fun tag – many thanks :)

Hi R.G, awe thanks and yes they were yummy with the cold milk a little dunking or two *giggle*

Hi Pearlsofeast , ahh thanks, they are a true chocoholic hit :)

Hi Aparna, whoohoo I ‘m with you girl lets go for a triple hit of choccy :D

Hi Priscilla, oh bless not quite sure why your comment didn’t come through I bet it’s those little Gremlins in blogger again! Many thanks for taking the time to post again and also for your king words I do appreciate it :D

Many thanks for calling by and as always it lovely to *see* you here!

Best wishes Rosie x

Gloria said...

Rosie these are sooo yummy!!! I have to you and yummy Award, When you have time dear you may passing by!!! xxxGloria

I wanto make a recipe today to Simple bake.

Rosie said...

Hi Gloria, oh thank you SO MUCH!! You really have made my day today and I have a large smile on my face! I am very honoured to receive this award and I will truly treasure it - many thanks once again for thinking of me :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Opps nearly forgot Gloria - oh thanks sweetie, I hope you enjoy baking those flapjacks and they are really scrummy too :) Enjoy and happy baking!

Hugs Rosie x

David Hall said...

As always Rosie, superb! Good to see your Blog getting so popular, you deserve it.

David x

Rhyleysgranny said...

These look lovely. Chocolate Mmmmmmm Good tip about the wet hands. :)

Rosie said...

Hi David, what a sweetie you are and thank you! :)

Hi Brenda, awe thanks you are SO kind :)

Best wishes Rosie x

OLGUIS said...

rosie this is a piece of heaven
Can I have one Please?


Hetal said...

These double chocolate cookies look ultimte as is their name....U have a nice blog here.would love to see u on my blog.

Rosie said...

Hi Olguis, a warm welcome to here and really lovely to *see* you here!! : Of course you are welcome to a cookie or two ;)

Hi Hetal, a warm welcome to you and great to *see* you here!! Many thanks for you very kind compliments on my blog, *smile*.

I will be calling by both your blogs very shortly :)

Best wishes Rosie x

sefa firdaus said...

hi Rosie..
your cookie looks nice and yummy..
though I baked my own, I really don't mind to try yours :)

Rosie said...

Hi sefa firdaus, ahhh thank you :) we should swap a cookie or two ;)

Rosie x