It’s been a really long time since I posted a recipe over here, and if I’m being honest- I don’t really have any excuses as to why. Perhaps it’s because when I bake, it’s normally a weekend ritual- one not to be disturbed by the need to set things up and shoot afterwards, or the need to sit down and plan an original recipe from scratch. But- saying that, a couple of weekend ago I gave this Ben’s Cookies inspired recipe from Marmalade and Me a go (so sadly can’t take any recipe credit here), and couldn’t not share it here- plus, it’s Valentine’s Day- and what says ‘I love you’ better than gooey cookies? Not a lot…
You will need:
– 200g self raising flour
– 200g plain flour
– Pinch of salt
– 170g unsalted butter cut into chunks
– 200g dark brown soft sugar
– 100g caster sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 egg & 1 egg yolk
– 100g milk chocolate (I love Dairy Milk)
2. Weigh out your two types of flour into your mixing bowl and add in your pinch of salt.
3. Place your butter in a microwavable bowl and melt and leave to cool.
4. Measure your dark brown, caster sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and combine thoroughly with the butter mixture.
5. Break the eggs into a cup, and once the butter mixture is completely cool combine the two together.
6. Combine the butter and flour mixtures and stir well until everything has combined.
7. You should be able to get about 12 cookies from this mix, so break the dough into palm sized balls and press in your cubes of chocolate (I normally do about 2/3 per cookie)- before flattening slightly and laying out onto your tray.
8. Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven (you still want them to be slightly soft) before leaving to cool and tucking in!