August 31, 2014

Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

Chocolate Mudslide Cookies are another staple recipe for me - they're ridiculously easy to make (only one bowl needed!), soft and densely chocolatey.  These are great to quickly whip up when you need a chocolate fix!

Recipe adapted from: Cakespy
3 tbsp butter (40g)
225g dark chocolate (for melting)

185g white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
170g chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 175C (350F).

2. Melt the 225g chocolate with the butter and sugar;  I do this in the microwave.   Set the mixture aside to cool.

3. Lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla.

4. Stir the chocolate mixture into the eggs a bit at a time.

5. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and mix until combined.  The original recipe calls for 40g of flour but I always have to use more than 100g to get the batter into some sort of shape that it can be worked with (otherwise it's like brownie batter!)

6. Mix in the chocolate chips and the walnuts if you're using them.

7. Place rounded tablespoons of the dough onto baking trays lined with baking paper or silicone mats, making sure that there is enough room for them to spread when baked.

8. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.  They should still be very fudgy and soft; they will harden as they cool, but make sure you eat some when the chocolate's still melted and delicious!

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