I posted this entry quite a while back but because at that time, I was moving host for this blog and it somehow got lost in space…so, I am re-posting it.
I have not been able to cook or bake for a few months and finally, after all that horrible fatigue and retching, I am feeling much better to be back in action in the kitchen. My energy level is still not as great as it used to be but still, I am able to cooking up some stuff whenever the mood strikes me.
Anyway, after months of nausea and retching at the smell of any food, I finally had a craving for chocolate cookies. But not the store-bought kind. What I wanted was something rich. Something VERY chocolatey. Something soft-baked and absolutely good to satisfy my craving that no store-bought stuff will ever do. Here’s what I managed to bake up:
These are extremely rich, extremely chocolatey and extremely satisfying. Sorry, dieters, these are high calories, high sugar, high fat and everything. And if you must know, each cookie is about 200cal with 10g of fat. But who cares? We are talking about chocolate cookies here!!! And they are darn easy to make too…
1. Melt the butter and chocolate
2. Dump the rest of the ingredients, mainly, eggs, flour, sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate chips, into the mixture and stir to combine
3. Use a tablespoon to drop the dough onto baking tray and pop into the oven…dang…these look good enough to eat even before it’s baked!
After about 10 minutes…*Ding*
See? So simple and easy. You know what’s easier? Eating the whole batch hot from the oven. MMMMMMmmmmmm….
Okay, here’s the recipe and brief instructions:
Extra Rich, Soft-baked Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
180 g butter
150g dark chocolate, broken into tiny pieces for easier melting
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (if you want to taste the chunks, use regular choc chips but if you want it to be melted into the cookies, use mini choc chips and if you prefer white choc, then use white choc chips)
1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
2. Melt the butter and dark chocolate (either over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave for 2 mins)
3. Add the dry ingredients and the eggs. Stir. Then dump in the chips and mix well.
4. Scoop out the mixture using a spoon and place on baking tray.
5. Bake at 180C for about 10 mins or so. If you prefer it to be crispy, then bake for about 12 minutes.