Monday, May 27, 2013

Milk Chocolate Cookies


For Titus birthday party, I gave him Martha Stewart's Cookie book and asked him to pick one to make. He pointed to the one on the cover and said "that one's fine, mama". Clearly uninterested in the task. Oh well. I randomly flipped around a bit and landed on what looked like a very nice, flat, crackly-chewy cookie called Milk Chocolate Cookies. This, more or less, is it. (I used less sugar, and other slight variations.)

You'd never guess they're milk chocolate though - they're pretty dark and intense.

Milk Chocolate Cookies

120 g milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
110 g butter, unsalted
2 eggs
300 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
125 ml cocoa powder
250 ml all-purpose flour
120 g milk chocolate chips (or again, coarsely chopped chunks)

Melt butter and the first amount of milk chocolate in the microwave. Add this, along with the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt to the bowl of your mixer (or just mix by hand, it's not hard work). Mix until fully blended. Stir in baking soda, cocoa powder and flour and mix until combined. Finally add the rest of the milk chocolate. 

Mixture will be soft but scoopable, so scoop onto baking sheets. I use a cookie scoop, but a regular spoon will do. I could fit about ten cookies on each sheet. 

Bake at 160°C for about 12-15 minutes. Cookies should be flat and crinkly, but they'll be fairly soft so let them cool before attempting to move them. 


Alicia Foodycat said...

No wonder they are intense! That is HEAPS of cocoa! They sound really good though.

Ann Jones said...

Those look delicious! I love that they are full of chocolate, yum :)