Best double chocolate cookies ever?

Yes. Yes they are.

After a rather painful and unsuccessful day of trying to find a grad dress with my sister, we got home late and I was in dire need of a sugar fix. With no cookbooks downstairs due to the cleanup for our Come dine with me night a la Hannah (more later), I decided to check out some of my many food apps (personally recommend Nevens and Nigellas!). Well I tapped straight to a chocolate section in Nigella’s app, and lo and behold, lurking at the end is a recipe for double chocolate cookies. These cookies looked… amazing. I mean, these are the kind of cookies that dreams and 50lbs overweight are made of. I stared at the picture, dumbfounded, and made up my mind. These cookies were going to be made, goshdarnit.

Straight from Nigella’s ‘Quick’ iPhone app, I give you ‘Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies’
WARNING: Not suitable for chocoholics on the dry, will lead to relapse.

You will need:

    125g dark chocolare
    150g plain flour
    30g cocoa powder
    1tsp bicarb of soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    75g light brown sugar
    50g white sugar
    1tsp vanilla extract
    1 egg, cold from fridge
    280g chocolate chips (was originally 350g but that is a LOT of chocolate and I ran out. Also, I used 60%)

What to do

  • Preheat oven to 170C. Melt the 125g dark choc in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
  • Sieve all of the dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Cream butter and 2 sugars until light and creamy, and add in the melted chocolate
  • Beat in egg and vanilla
  • Mix in the dry ingredients, and finally, add your chocolate chips and mix well
  • I used a small ice cream scoop to make about 36 cookies (I won’t say how many are already gone), scooping them out, not flattening them out, and leaving a few centimetres between each one so that they can spread out
  • Cook for 18 minutes until a skewer comes out without wet batter. Let cool for about 2 mins on the tray, then slide off with a spatula and leave on a wire tray to cool, where your sister will promptly steal at least 5 for her bf and his family
  • As always, enjoy them and try not to devour all 30. Again, I’m not going to say how many are left. Let’s just say I have eaten enough chocolate to last me at least 2 months. Sigh. Serve with cold milk and a cute straw!

    16 thoughts on “Best double chocolate cookies ever?

    1. Those look so good, I must give them a go (even though I am sulking at Nigella on account of some of her recipes from ‘Domestic Goddess’ not being as well tested as they might be).

      You are so lucky to have a little sister who doesn’t seem to mind being made fun of. I have one of those as well. I am intrigued by this ‘Come Dine With Me’ night, I shall be watching this space.

      • I have to say, these are a major success. Might add in some white choc chips next time too.

        Little sis gives as good as she gets, the insults fly around this house, thus why we’re all so thick skinned. She’s actually really smart so she can deal with us making fun of the silly things she says.

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