My delicious chewy chocolate cookies: irresistible soft chocolate goodies… And what a great homemade yummy gift idea as well!
So how are your baking skills?
Do you like baking, or are you more into the savory stuff?
I’m more of a savory chef than a baker really. Just because I have a weakness for salty food, and not so much a sweet tooth. Not that I don’t like dessert at all, on the contrary.
True, if I see that there’s a cheese option on a restaurant menu for dessert, then I will definitely go for the cheese. No doubt about that. But if there’s not, I’m totally OK with a sweet touch to finish dinner.
What I’m not really fond of is chocolate.
There, I said it. And it might seem very strange to hear that out of the mouth of a Belgian girl, I know. Chocolate isn’t something that I buy for myself, but for my husband who is a chocoholic. And a dessert lover.
So from time to time I dust off my baking skills and I try to come up with a sweet treat for him. Preferably one with chocolate in it.
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
These chewy chocolate cookies are the first cookies ever (and biscuits in general) that I drizzle with melted chocolate. I always backed out of this plan before because I thought I would definitely make a mess of the cookies, my kitchen counter and even myself.
But somehow I stood my ground this time and went for it.
And they surprisingly turned out well, I have to say!
Do you love baking and homemade chocolate treats?
Then also check out another delicious chocolate recipe that’s right up your alley: my quick and easy Nutella mug cake, and it’s ready in 5 minutes!
- ½ cup unsalted butter (115 g), soft
- 7 oz caster sugar (200 g)
- 1 cup plain flour (125 g)
- ½ cup cocoa powder (60 g)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 4 oz dark chocolate (115 g)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- Add the soft unsalted butter and caster sugar to a clean blender.
- Pulse into a smooth mixture for 30 seconds. Then add 3,5 oz (100 g) of the dark chocolate chunks.
- Pulse again. Add the plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together with a pinch of salt.
- Blend again. Then add the cocoa and the egg.
- Pulse into a very firm and thick chocolate cookie dough.
- Transfer it onto a clean surface and knead it for a minute.
- Then roll it out until about ⅓ inch (8 mm) thickness. If the dough sticks too much, put it in the fridge for a couple of minutes to chill. Cut out cookies using whatever shape you want. Mine were about bite-size.
- Transfer the cookies onto a piece of baking paper.
- Bake the chocolate cookies in a preheated oven at 359°F (180°C) for 15 minutes. After that let the baked cookies cool fully at room temperature. Then add the rest of the dark chocolate chunks to a small saucepan.
- Place it over medium-low heat and gently melt the chocolate.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate with a spoon over the cookies.
- Put them in the fridge to dry. Serve.