About this recipe:These are soft, chewy, cake-like double chocolate chip cookies. A moreish chocolate cookie is studded with chocolate chips and walnuts. Totally soft and irresistible! You can omit the nuts, if preferred.
225g unsalted butter
300g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
55g unsweetened cocoa
120g chopped walnuts
340g plain chocolate chips
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:11min › Ready in:31min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 10 minutes! Add the eggs one at a time and mix to incorporate. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
In a plastic food bag, place the plain flour, bicarb, salt and cocoa powder. Seal the bag and shake the ingredients to combine. The mixture will appear homogenous with no separate ingredients showing.
Add the flour and cocoa mix to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix together until the dough appears completely combined - about 3 minutes. Add all the walnuts and chocolate chips and stir them into the dough. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking tray. Or roll into balls, place about 5cm apart on the tray, and flatten slightly with your fingers.
Bake for 11 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4. Don't over bake! The cookies will appear to be just barely firm with a sheen to their surfaces. Allow to cool on the sheet for about one minute before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Excellent cookies. I weighed the ingredients exactly but didn't use walnuts. My results were a touch greasy - not surprising as the mix before cooking was very sticky. Being a warm day may have affected the mix and more flour may have been advisable to make the mix drier - it couldn't be molded into balls by hand as it stuck to my hands. My biggest mistakes were using too much mix for some cookies and then not partially flattening the mix on the baking sheet (this DOES make a difference). Some of the first out of the oven had such soggy/undercooked centres they fell out :o Will definitely be making these again though - 01 Nov 2014