Sunday, 20 November 2016

Recipe: Tanya's Triple Chocolate Cookies

I recently bought a copy of Tanya Burr's cookbook Tanya Bakes after stumbling accidentally across one of her cooking videos on Youtube. You'll have to forgive me for not knowing who she was before, but I've been really behind on going on and watching Youtube videos for the past while.

I managed to find her book in a shop in Dublin, as it was completely sold out in all my local book shops and I left it up to Shane to decide what should be the first thing we should make from it (seeing as I was hoping he'd be the one eating all of whatever it was that we made)!

He picked two recipes that stood out to him - the triple chocolate cookies and the salted nutella cookies.

For me, it was a no-brainer - triple chocolate, you can't really go too wrong!

200g butter
300g caster sugar
1 large egg
275g self raising flour
75g cocoa powder
a dash of milk
100g each white, milk and dark chocolate

Pre-heat oven to 200° celsius,
Cream together the butter and the sugar in a large bowl, and once mixed add in the egg and mix thoroughly. Mix in all the dry ingredients, and milk if required. We found that the few times that we've made these cookies we've needed the milk each time because the mixture was too dry.

Break up the chocolate into pieces and add to the mixture.

Line baking trays with greaseproof paper, and place small amounts of the cookie dough onto sheets, making sure there are gaps between each amount as it will spread while cooking. Leave cookies cooking for 10 minutes, and then when they are cooked (although they won't look cooked!) leave to cook for 30 minutes on a wire rack.

It says that this mixture makes ten large cookies, and it really does mean LARGE cookies if you're only making ten. We decided to use small amounts of the mixture at a time, and we ended up with about 25 medium sized cookies. Safe to say, my plan for Shane to eat most of them backfired, although he did give it a good attempt. I ended up bringing most of them into work, and they seemed to go down a treat.

These cookies will definitely be a staple in our house for a sweet treat for years to come, and they were so much fun for us to bake together as a couple (even if we did fight over who got to lick the spoon)!


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