It's December! Which means it is time for advent calendars, decorations, tinsels and fairy lights and chocolate everything. I love December! I love the Christmas Season!! Christmas this year is very very different. For one, I am not sweltering in a Southern hemisphere summer. Its all twinkling christmas lights and mulled wine and snow flurries on this end. Which for once, just feels so right. For another I am spending it alone. And will probably feel insanely homesick from time to time. No cooking for an army of seventy. No backgammon games with dad. No turkey. No tree. Its just me and my suitcase wandering from hostel to hostel. I don't even know where I will be for Christmas at this stage.
So lettuce begin! Day 1 of Merry Christmas month is surprise surprise a cookie recipe. A really good cookie recipe. I use this recipe every year. They are a cross between a brownie and a cookie. They are rich, chocolatey, crispy on the outside and fudgy awesomeness on the inside. Chocolate upon chocolate. I think they are best straight out of the oven. so i usually tend to double the mixture, roll into balls and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer so I can pull them out and bake small batches whenever a cookie urge hits me, which lets be honest is frequently. I eat them while I watch my cheesey christmas movies, while I write blogposts and while I wrap presents.
fudgy brownie cookies
- 125g butter, softened
- 100g dark chocolate, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 100g brown sugar
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Cup Self raising flour
- 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 165°C/320°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Cream the butter with the sugars and vanilla essence until pale and creamy.
- Add the egg and beat well
- Add the melted chocolate and beat well
- Fold in flour and cocoa powder then fold in chocolate chips.
- Use a tablepsoon to measure out cookie dough balls. Place on tray, allowing room for cookies to spread and flatten only slightly.
- Bake for 12 minutes, rest 2 minutes on the tray and push back of a spoon onto cookies to spread out. The eat!