…..but a little chocolate now and again doesn’t hurt!
I was shocked yesterday when I saw the price of chocolate eggs. I’m not massively into Easter anyway, but this seemed ludicrous – pure consumerism in the non-delicious sense. So I decided to make something as a gift instead. It’s not exactly a health food, but hey, a little of what you fancy….
Once upon a tour in America, I had an urge for something sweet and ordered some chocolate cookies from room service. Upon tasting them, I knew I could never again stay in this hotel chain because I would very shortly be the size of a house if these things were available at the touch of a button. Warm, oozing with molten chocolate and all squishy and gooey, I have never tasted the like since. Until today.
So after a bit of messing about in the kitchen, and in the spirit of ‘a little of what you fancy does you good’, I present to you the ultimate chocolate cookie.
Happy Easter. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
200g milk chocolate, broken into chunks
200g soft butter
100g soft brown sugar
250g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 160 C and lay a piece of greased baking paper on a baking tray.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, then beat the egg in. Add the flour and cocoa, mix well, then add the chocolate chunks. Spread the mixture out onto the tray into one massive cookie, about 1/2 inch thick. (Lick the bowl. So good.) Place the cookie in the oven for about 12 minutes – it should be slightly firm to the touch but still squishy. Remove, score into slices and and let it cool for just a few minutes…. then get stuck in whilst it’s still warm!