Chewy Chocolate Fudge Cookies7/23/2012
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?
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.
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.