I have to admit that I am one of those people who doesn’t like to go to someones house empty handed. If I’m asked over for a coffee I have to take something with me and since I started this blog I always like to take something I’ve baked. But let’s face it. That’s not always possible. There are features to write, kids to clean, cakes to decorate and a house to try and keep under control. So, I have a new plan. It’s forward planning. I make these double chocolate chip cookies right up to the point of baking – well in advance and then I pop them in the freezer- ready for any last minute coffee invite. Simple!
They’re brilliant. Taste AMAZING- especially still warm from the oven and what’s more they take just 10 minutes to bake to perfection. They’re also a great way to get a chocolate fix, she says having been munching on 4 in the last 10 minutes.
Double chocolate chip cookie recipe
(Makes around 30 cookies)
- 125g butter – at room temperature
- 175g light brown sugar
- 50g golden caster sugar
- 1 egg- lightly beaten
- 1 tsp spoon vanilla essence
- 190g plain flour
- 30g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g dark chocolate chips
To make the cookies
- Mix the butter and sieved sugars together until pale and fluffy. With a food mixer this will take around 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and sieved dry ingredients to the butter mix and blend well.
- Add the chocolate chips
- Roll into balls and chill in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight if you are baking them without freezing.
- To Freeze: place the balls of cookie dough on a baking tray and place them in the freezer. Once completely frozen place the balls in a labeled sandwich bag ready for another baking day.
- To bake: Heat your oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan) and line a baking tray with silicon paper
- The cookies will spread so place each dough ball on the baking tray leaving plenty of space around each one. I bake 9 on each tray. If baking from the fridge bake for exactly 8 minutes. If baking from the freezer bake for exactly 10 minutes. The cookies will look like they aren’t cooked but don’t worry they are. They may also appear a bit puffy. The puffiness will deflate and leave a lovely cracked or chocolate chip yumminess on each cookie.
- Once baked remove the tray from the oven and place it on the cooling rack. Leave the cookies on the baking tray for three minutes then carefully place them directly on a cooling tray. The cookies are very soft when they come out of the oven so don’t attempt to remove them from the tray until they have cooled a bit. They will just squish into a big gooey mess if you touch them too soon.
- Eat them up while they are still warm. That’s when they taste the best.
Mmmm they look good – can u make some up for me – then I can freeze them & pretend their mine! Cx
Great idea! Or maybe I should just make them and we can munch on them!
I’ve been meaning to make chocolate cookies all week and have copied out the other Double Chocolate Cookie recipe you posted, but now I’m in a quandary – which recipe to use? I see that the first recipe you posted uses a lot more chocolate, but what would you say is the difference, taste-wise? Also have you tried making either recipe just as chocolate chip cookies and not double chocolate (I still want the gooey chocolate middle)?
These actually started off as a chocolate chip cookie, but they all got eaten before I could take a photo of them! I’ll have to do them another time.
To adjust the recipe for plain cookies with chocolate chips, just don’t add the cocoa powder and use 120g plain flour instead. The key to keeping them gooey is not over baking them. It took me ages to really take them out of the oven after 8/10 minutes but you really have to otherwise they go hard all the way through.
Enjoy and don’t do what I have done this week- make two batches for future and then baked and ate the lot!
They look really good to me & the grand children i no will love them & they look an easy recipe which is what i like
Me too! The easier the better. My plan was to have them in the freezer ready but I seem to have baked them all and eaten them all this week. Ooops!
Brilliant idea – I have some chocolate frosting in the freezer from last week but cookie dough even better! I will definitely do this…
Sorry, I don’t understand!!!! You have chocolate frosting left over! Don’t you just eat the remains with a spatula like the rest of us gluttons?
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