I think autumn/fall is the perfect time to be baking tasty treats and trying out new recipes. I really enjoy it!
Recently, I really wanted to get in my kitchen and create something delicious, but every recipe I had, or found, required eggs – I do not have anything against eggs, I just did not have any, and I was not in the mood to go out and buy some (yes, lazy, I know)!
I stumbled across this recipe for chewy chocolate (no egg) cookies and adapted it slightly. They turned out really well and were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Have a go at making them, they are nice and easy – what do you think?
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1½ cups soft, light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp milk
2 cups baking chocolate powder
1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and chocolate powder – then set aside
3. In another bowl, cream together using an electric mixer on medium speed, the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and milk
4. Add a third of the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and combine on a medium speed – then repeat for the other two-thirds of the flour mixture – you should end up with a soft, fluffy moose-like texture/consistency
5. Take about 1 tablespoon of the cookie mixture, roll it into a ball in your hand and then place it on a lined baking sheet. Press down with your fingers to flatten it out – keep them spaced out as they do expand
4. Bake in center of oven for 15 mins until the tops have ‘crackled’ and are firm to the touch
6. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!