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2008-06-01

Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies  



After the great success of our first recipe we thought we would offer another tried and tested recipe of chocolate cookies. They are a simple bake but packed with lots of yummy goodness and great served with a cool glass of milk.




Makes approximately 20


Ingredients

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.


Method

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, or use a ice cream scoop to make them all the same size.

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33 comments: to “ Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

  • Serena
    2 June 2008 18:40  

    Oh my god guys those look amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at them. The work colleagues will love these, if they manage to get out of the flat that is! ;)

  • Maria
    2 June 2008 19:27  

    Serena thanks and I will be baking mine this week, can't wait. I am looking forward to seeing your cookie entry on the 1st July.

    hehehe hope they make it out the flat ;o)

    Maria
    x

  • natalia
    3 June 2008 05:51  

    How yummy ! I'm going to make them for tomorrow big school party but maybe I should double the recipe ! ciao

  • sowmya
    3 June 2008 06:01  

    i think i want to make them...atleast i will try..will post if it comes out well!!!!!!..am new to baking!!!!

  • culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess
    3 June 2008 11:31  

    They look so good, but I don't know if I'm going to have time to take part this month :(

  • Maria
    3 June 2008 11:54  

    Hi Natalia

    They look delish, don't they? I plan on baking mine sometime this week!

    Hi Sowmya
    We welcome all newbie bakers and hoping you will join us!

    Hi George
    I hope you can join us again this month but if you can't then not to worry ;o)

    Maria
    x

  • Rosie
    3 June 2008 16:56  

    Hi Serena, awe thanks you are so kind :) LOL I wonder if they make it out of the flat??????.........

    Hi natalia, Oh you go for it double cookie heaven, they are very addictive says me who’s a complete chocoholic heehee....

    Hi sowmya, this is what we are all about here at Sweet & Simple Bakes and we welcome any newbie bakers such as yourself. I do hope you can join us this month in our cookie bake :)

    Hi George, I fully understand please don’t worry but it would be lovely if your able to join us this month :)

    Rosie x

  • Victoria Sponge
    3 June 2008 20:39  

    I'll be making these in the next couple of days, I can't wait to make them. O/h and Amelie will be very pleased!
    Vicky xx

  • Shubha Ravikoti
    3 June 2008 23:25  

    Ohh wow.. I new to baking and i think i can do this.... I wanted to know the measurements in cups..:( Do u have the gms to cups US metric conversion??.... I am a complete new bie to baking...

    Also wanted to know what is teflon liners?? can i use parchement paper or butter paper...?

  • Maria
    4 June 2008 16:09  

    Hi Shubha

    I don't know the conversion in cups but here is a link to a conversion site you might find useful.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Baking_Conversion_Tables

    You can use baking paper.

    Maria
    x

  • bhagyashri
    4 June 2008 18:22  

    These cookies look delicious. I have been wanting to bake some for a long time now but couldnt really go ahead as I am just starting out in the field of baking. Thanks a lot for these recipes!

  • Maria
    4 June 2008 20:26  

    Hi Bhagyashri

    Welcome to Sweet and Simple Bakes from Rosie and myself. I hope you will join us this month's bake and looking forward to seeing your entry. If you have any questions or need any help then please do not hesitate to leave either Rosie or myself a comment.

    Maria
    x

  • sowmya
    9 June 2008 06:46  

    hi,I made them today..they were nice and crunchy,,though I added less cocoa powder, i think because the colour was not a dark brown..and do they become a little flat after baking? WHatever, they did not turn out that bad,so i will post mine..

  • Rosie
    9 June 2008 12:35  

    Hi sowmya, Congrats, that's great news that you have baked the cookies :) The cocoa powder as you rightly say - does give the dark brown colour and yes they do flatten out when baking in the oven. My cookies are the ones posted in the recipe but I don't think they became anymore flatter after cooling on a cooling rack.

    Best wishes Rosie

  • JillyB
    9 June 2008 23:38  

    Hooray! I've found the right place to post. I've made the cookies and they were yummy, now all I have to do is find out how to paste your cupcake onto my blog and create a link. (Am such a techno wizard...not!!) Perhaps I'll just have to have a cookie or two! Thanks so much for the challenge!

  • Rosie
    10 June 2008 09:45  

    Hi Jilly
    Oh that’s wonderful to hear that the cookies were a success, can’t wait to view them on the round-up! :)
    To add the cupcake badge and link back to s.s.b. site – firstly save the cupcake badge to your computer. Then click into layout on your blog and then click on - Add a page element – click on add picture. It will bring down a box with Title – caption- link. Type in title / link if you so wish and place the link of Sweet & Simple bakes http://sweetandsimplebakes.blogspot.com/ and then upload the cupcake badge and all should be working then fine :D
    Hope this helps hugs Rosie x

  • JillyB
    11 June 2008 01:09  

    Whoohoo! Thanks Rosie. I think that I now have a link to here! Time for another cookie I feel!

  • Rosie
    11 June 2008 08:36  

    Thats great news Jilly :)

    Fancy passing one of those cookies over? *giggle*

    Rosie x

  • Arundathi
    15 June 2008 17:50  

    woohoo! made them today and they were a grand success! my first ever cookie, so was very excited - they were soft and chewy and delicious.
    i got about 22 cookies and they were all gone in a few hours because i had friends and family over.

    Thanks so much you guys. See you on the 1st July.

    P.S i had posted a query about the brown sugar earlier today - pls ignore! I had no problems at all! :-)

  • Rosie
    16 June 2008 11:52  

    Hi Arundathi, *smile* oh this is such good news!!! Your first ever cookie bake – whoohoo you go girl –very well done!! (I feel so proud of you and have a huge grin all over my face as I type this!)

    Pleased you managed to get around the sugar query ;)

    See you on the 1st and looking forward to viewing your yummy cookies :D

    Best wishes Rosie x

  • Maria
    17 June 2008 14:21  

    Hi everyone

    Sorry for not being around much lately. I have been away and it's been a busy time for me. I am looking forward to posting the round-up on the 1st July and viewing everyone's delicious cookies!

    Maria
    x

  • Beth
    22 June 2008 19:33  

    I made these today, they are moreish - bang goes the diet. Will post on my blog http://jamandclottedcream.blogspot.com on 1st July

  • Chawanmushi
    26 June 2008 16:19  

    I've completed my bake today and they are delicious. My boys couldn't keep their hands off the cooling trays LOL.

  • Serena
    28 June 2008 19:25  

    Made the cookies, they were delicious. Post will be on my blog on the 1st. Thanks guys.

  • Maria
    30 June 2008 13:49  

    I made my cookies today and they are amazing!! Can't wait to see everyone's cookies.

    Maria
    x

  • Rei
    30 June 2008 19:17  

    Hi There! The attempt is up on my blog. http://allthatmatters2rei.blogspot.com/2008/07/ultimate-double-chocolate-cookies_01.html

    Many thanks for the recipe.

    rgds/Rei

  • Maria
    30 June 2008 20:51  

    Hi Rei

    Thanks for taking part and I will be posting everyone's round up tomorrow.

    Maria
    x

  • sefa firdaus
    1 July 2008 08:42  

    Hi Rosie and Maria,
    This is my first contribution for Sweet & Simple Bakes:
    Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookie - Sweet & Simple Bakes

    Thanks

  • giz
    2 July 2008 12:14  

    Sorry I couldn't participate this month - I did make the cookies but the reveal date couldn't work. The cookies are so delicious - just ask my niece and nephew.

  • MiNDY
    7 July 2008 14:24  

    Thanks for the recipe. They're heavenly delicious.

    Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

  • Rosie
    1 August 2008 09:34  

    I am so pleased you all enjoyed the cookie recipe :)

    Many thanks for taking part and all your cokies look amazing!!

    Rosie x

  • OLGUIS
    19 August 2008 15:51  

    wow this delicious.
    I am going to made.
    olga.

  • Dazy
    15 May 2009 13:08  

    These cookies are awfully mouth-watering! And would keep me busy in the kitchen, again. I think this would be just perfect for my kids who are crazy for it!