CAUTION: THESE MAY CAUSE YOUR CLOTHES TO SHRINK
These cookies are amazing. On their own. Eaten upside down. With no hands. Blindfolded. You name it, they are delicious.
I’ve often wondered as I have sunk my teeth into a freshly baked cookie, does life get any better than cookies? Well, the other day as I was perusing Pinterest I discovered that life can indeed get better. It was an epiphanic moment. It was around 10.07 last tuesday morning that my world was to change forever. I logged onto Pinterest and there it was. A beautiful vision the likes of which I had never seen before. Gorgeous and gooey. It was there and then that I knew life was going to be a lot shinier. Shinier, and I would be a chubbier.
It’s a cookie which is baked in a muffin try to give it the appearance of a muffin. A cookie masquerading as a muffin with a gooey melted chocolate centre. Yumm. This recipe is slightly adapted from the one Amanda gives, but the idea was all hers.
Cookies are so easy to make – that this recipe is a total breeze anyway, but if you wanted to make life even easier, you could buy ready made cookie dough.
Makes 10 cookies:
- 110g butter
- 110g light brown sugar
- 110g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- 220g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- 340g chocolate chips (or you can use a chopped up chocolate bar)
- First things first - preheat your oven to 170C.
- Grease a muffin tray, i like to do this with one of those vegetable oil sprays, but a bit of butter on kitchen roll also works really well.
- If you have a freestanding mixer, pop your butter and sugars into it and beat until light and fluffy, this should take about 4 mins. Remember that you are using light brown sugar as well so the colour will be darker as a result.
- Of course if you don't have a freestanding mixer you could use an electric whisk...and if you don't have one of these you could use good old fashioned elbow grease, and this can count as your work out for the day. Yes, that is my idea of a work out.
- Add the egg and the vanilla and give it a good beat.
- Now add the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda and beat on a low speed until just combined.
- Now add HALF of the chocolate chips and give it a really good stir. I always think this makes a really satisfying sort of clackle when you do this. No? Just me?
- Scoop the dough out and flatten it with your fingers and squidge it into the muffin tray, so it comes up the sides a little.
- Then melt your remaining chocolate chips - i find the easiest way to do this, is to melt them in a heat proof bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, making sure they don't burn.
- Then use a teaspoon to blob a dollop of melted chocolate onto each piece of cookie dough.
- Then take another scoop of cookie dough and place this on top of the melted chocolate and squidge it down a little.
- Bake for 15-20 mins. You will know when they are done when the edges are hardened and a little brown.
- Remember that cookies continue to cook as they cool down, so you want them to still be squidgy when they come out of the oven.
- Leave to cool before using a knife to run around the edge of each cookie muffin.
- These are unbelievably good popped in the microwave for 15 seconds to remelt the chocolate into gooey deliciousness.