Big, soft and chewy Chocolate Cookies made from scratch.
- 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, COLD (straight from the fridge), roughly chopped
- 190 grams (1 cup) brown sugar
- 1 large egg, cold
- 210 grams (1 and 1/2 cups) plain flour or all purpose flour
- 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 150 grams (1 cup) dark or milk chocolate chunks, chopped by hand
- 150 grams (1 cup) dark or milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add cold butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until combined and creamy. Add egg. Beat again until combined – but try not to over mix.
- Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and beat on a low speed until soft cookie dough forms.
- Add all the chocolate and beat briefly. Scoop out cookie dough, roughly 2 tablespoons per cookie, and place on prepared oven trays, leaving room for the cookie to spread.
- Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. Leave cookies to cool completely. They will firm up as they cool.
Cookie dough: If you want to make textured cookies like mine, you want to scoop the dough and then sort-of just piece it together. There’s no need to be perfect – and there’s no need to roll them smooth. Misshapen and messy is best!
Cookie spreading: This recipe should create a thicker cookie, however, if you’re worried about your cookies spreading too much in the oven, bake one tester cookie first and see how it goes. If it spreads too much, pop your cookie dough in the fridge for one hour and try again.
Cold butter: Cold butter is magic for making thick cookies. But if you’d rather use softened butter, you may have to chill the dough for 1-2 hours before baking to achieve the same thickness.
Leftovers: These cookies are soft and fudgy when fresh. They will firm up over time. I recommend heating leftover cookies in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to make them melty and gooey again.
Storage: Keep cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.