I gave in – I made a recipe using cups!
It’s been doing my head in since I started baking about 18 months ago. I don’t know why but I have some sort of mental block towards recipes in the US measurements, give me grams every time. But these cookies looked too bloody good to pass up when I came across the recipe so I bit the bullet…. and you know what – everything turned out ok! Yeah, I didn’t know how much butter I should mash into my little plastic blue scoop, and then when I put in the sugar afterwards it all stuck to the leftover butter (too lazy to wash out!)….but the recipe worked out perfect, the cookies were demolished and no one died. Note to self – don’t be so afraid of American recipes in future 🙂
These are good. They’re even better than good if you get them like 3 minutes after they’ve come outta the oven… gooey melty chocolate – amaze. Do me a favour when you make these, use dark chocolate even if you “don’t like it” – you will like it in these cookies… pinky promise 🙂
◾1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cubed
◾1 1/4 cups sugar
◾1/2 cup cocoa powder
◾2 1/4 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
◾1/4 teaspoon salt
◾1 teaspoon baking powder
◾2 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks (semi-sweet chocolate) – I used a 200g bar of dark choc from Aldi and just roughly chopped it up
You’ll need a few baking trays – I got 13 cookies out of this recipe and used 3 trays as they expand when baking.
Let’s get going!
1. Preheat your oven to 180°C, about 160 if using a fan oven. Line baking sheets with baking / greaseproof / parchment paper.
2. In your mixing bowl, using an electric whisk or a fork combine the butter and sugar. Beat until totally combined.
3. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in cocoa powder. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder until just incorporated, don’t overmix.
4. Fold in the chocolate chunks and mix them through the dough.
5. Turn the dough out onto a parchment covered surface and knead just until all of the chocolate chips are mixed in.
6. Divide dough into 12 / 13 equal pieces. Roll each dough into a ball and flatten just slightly and place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart. Bake for 16-20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes.
7. Get these babies into you while they’re still warm… tasteeeeeee!! 🙂
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