Chocolate Cookies

Nothing beats a nice cookie and a cup of tea. Actually just a cup of tea will usually do, but a cookie differently compliments it in a way that a cake just can’t. Sadly cake can’t live up to cookie…..and these are chocolate cookies, not just in chip. These are a very dark cocoa-ey, a bit dry and crumbly, with melt-ey dark (70-ish% cocoa) chocolate chunks buried within. Very nice.

These cookies come with a sad story* too….my camera died. No batteries to be found. I’d also made apple pies, chutney and a citrus cake…..thier images remain trapped within my fathers phone :'(

Such is technology I’ll get them eventually.

So not the prettiest pic, trust me they where tasty!

Make 12 large cookies…or 24+ bigger than bite sized!

225g Butter, or spread/margarine

140g Caster Sugar

1 Egg Yolk

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

225g GF Plain Flour

55g Cocoa Powder (I’d say this is optional. . . )

120g Dark Chocolate coarsely chopped (separate larger chunks)

A pinch of Salt

1. Preheat your oven to 190C and line your baking trays.

2. In a bowl beat your butter and sugar until smooth and combined, add to this the extract and the yolk. Gradually add in your remaining dry ingredients and mix well.

3. With your coarsely chopped chocolate mix the smaller pieces into the dough. the larger ones are to be pressed on top of the cookies later!

4. Roll out your dough into 12 pieces, or make golf ball sized balls and place on your baking tray with enough distance between them all. Get your larger chips, press them into the cookies and flatten slightly

5. Bake for 12-15min for larger or 10-12min for the small ones. Take out and leave to cool on a wire rack :)

*It was a sad story for ME! I cried…not really, but I was sad.

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