Chewy Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Good day all! So my thoughts on Saturday were:   What am I going to cook this weekend? The answer it seems, is cookie...





Good day all!
So my thoughts on Saturday were:  What am I going to cook this weekend?
The answer it seems, is cookies.
Cookies are my all time favourite treats.  Possibly single handedly to blame for about 80% of my after college weight gain.  Frankly, I blame the Rugrats.  When I was younger, I would sit and watch it and after Angelica would sit and scream for cookies...well... I had to have some too.  One of my most vivid memories is grabbing a stool, and raiding the highest shelf of our cupboards whilst my brothers eagerly awaited the bounty below.





So began a lifetime love affair with cookies.  It was my nickname for a while, and still is to some people.  A fair few people don't know my real name is Emma, most refer to me as "cookie" or "cookie Lou" which I personally think is awesome.

Whilst I'm working on healthy cookies as time goes by, I'm afraid these are not those.  If you are looking for that kind of cookie, come back some other time, because these are full fat, chewy, glutenous cookies that crumble, squish and tumble down your shirt as you eat them.
There's nothing wrong with that every now and again, really.


Ahh cookies.  My sweet love.  They are so simple & easy to make they should be called "easy peasy cookies"  There is no separating, or stages of cooking.  There's no kneading or having to put ingredients in a certain way to get the right reaction.
You just pop it all in.  Beat the hell out of it, scoop onto a tray and bake it.
Perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon.  Just get someone else to do the washing up.  In return for a cookie or two...
6 oz plain flour
5 oz light brown sugar
1 oz golden caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 oz unsalted butter (melted but not boiled)
3 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 heaped tablespoons 0% fat Greek yoghurt.
1 large egg beaten.
1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons golden syrup (corn syrup to oversea readers)
1/2 teaspoon salt
125g milk chocolate chips
100g fudge, crumbed or chopped into small bits.

Preheat oven to gas mark 6 / 200℃



Sieve the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt into a large mixing bowl to rid of any nasty lumps.  Then add everything else into the bowl and get beating.  If you're using your hands, I would recommend using a large spoon, as it's a thick mixture.  If you're using an electric mixer, set on low speed and mix for roughly 10 minutes.

It should look creamy like so:

Then, scoop out tablespoon sized portions and spoon onto a greased baking sheet, leaving a generous space between each one.



Pop into the oven for 10-15 minutes until crispy on top.  Stick a knife into the middle and make sure it comes out clean.  They will still be flimsy when hot, but once cooled should be a lot less flexible.  Leave to cool on a rack for about 10 minutes.

Serve!

Brilliant stuff.




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20 Comments

  1. Oh, I adore cookies. Great nickname, these look awesome!

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  2. Oh Emma! These cookies look absolutly sinful...and delicious! When you list fudge in the ingredients, do you mean the dense chocolate candy? It doesn't look like what is in your photographs, so I'm wondering if it is something different here in the US.

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    1. I'm guessing it must be The fudge I used was very soft & not very chewy at all. You could sub it for marshmallow, just to let you know ;)

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  3. Oh yum! I love how you use yogurt in them! Definitely could eat a couple of these right now!

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    1. Thank you! It was actually a tip I picked up from a weight loss site! Makes it very nice though =]

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  4. Just the title of this cookie makes me crave them! These look so delicious!

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  5. SOOooooo yummy! I love the pic with the bite taken out and the crumbs too cute

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    1. Thank you Ashlee, I was worried they wouldn't come out very well because the lighting was pants.

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  6. They look huge, and bursting with chocolate :D
    I love them at sight!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. I love love love that these have fudge bits in them! i saw some in the supermarket the other day pre packed, but maybe i'll just have to make fudge and try these. I'm always needing an excuse to make fudge other than i just want it! Yummy!

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    1. Fudge bits are awesome...of course you'll have to taste test some. ;)

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  8. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight - and I'd definitely be back. Love that you used yogurt in your cookies. I'd have to try them next time.

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    1. Thank you! The yoghurt works really well, it sort of compliments the butter really =]

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  9. Do they keep well Cookie-Lou-Emma? Everybody always asks me to make brownies when we go camping - and I can't stand the sight of them anymore - but these lovely cookies look like a suitable substitute!!! Would they keep 2-3 days? (If you can keep busy, hungry fingers out fo the tin, obviously :))

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    1. They can keep for up 5 days if stored in something air tight =] After that they don't quite taste the same!
      x

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  10. That's what I call CHOCOLATE cookies! Scrumptious!

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  11. Milk and cookie shot at the end = awesome!
    love your blog and well done on all the scroll of lovely jubbly awards hunny - my blog is no where as good as yours but here it goes www.goodphat.wordpress.com

    xxx

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