If your looking for a seriously dark chocolate cookie, then this is definitely it. There so rich you wouldn't want them any bigger than this, or eat more than just one. These are also easy to make, so it's a great choice to make with the kids over Easter. Easter means one thing to me since I'm not religious, and that's a chocolate overload. Duh!
These the best/worst kind of biscuits to give to kids; as these are the kind of biscuits that end up all over their faces, because there just so good; but there the kind that keeps them quiet for awhile, whilst they chomp through chocolaty goodness. Whilst recently going through my recipe cut outs, i found a very similar recipe in an old magazine, so obviously, the crunchy exterior and soft interior, appeals so much that its in a food magazine.
Dark chocolate is my favourite, but feel free to use milk or white chocolate chips if you have kids.If you wanted you could also add nuts, e.g macadamia, hazelnuts or almonds, for extra crunch and another flavour. These would be great served with coffee, but, if you like coffee allot then you could swap the vanilla extract with coffee extract; Et volia you have chocolate, and coffee cookies. As with most chocolate recipes, the best chocolate and cocoa powder you can afford, use, it makes a massive difference in this recipe.
400g dark chocolate chips
200g caster sugar
200g dark brown sugar
1 tbsp treacle
2 tbsp vanilla extract
450g plain flour
125g Cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 170
2. Beat the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy
3. Beat in the treacle, vanilla and eggs( be careful not to over beat)
4. Mix in the sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and flour
5. Stir in the chocolate chips
6. Gently knead the mixture and shape into thick "sausages", chill for around 1 hr
7. Cut the dough with even sized thickness( the mixture can be frozen at this point and cooked from frozen)
8. Place on baking tray and bake for 10 mins or until starting to firm up ( it's the kind of biscuit that firms up more out of the oven)
9. Drizzle with white or dark chocolate if wished