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01/05/2020 | Chocoholics anonymous: Molten chocolate cookies
As anyone who knows me well with know I am a complete chocoholic…chocolate Sparks Joy in my life! My love of chocolate started before I was conscious… my mother is nearly as much of a chocoholic as I am… so it must have all started in the womb surely? Probably not fair… when it comes to chocolate I am just, well honestly, greedy…as long as it’s of the very dark variety… preferably 90% if eaten alone and nothing less than 70% for cooking. When I lived in NY back in the late 80’s I developed a taste for David’s Cookies (probably late night Munchies) … but from what I can remember they kept their stores open pretty much 24/7 and their molten chocolate cookies were beyond anything I had ever tasted… I have done my best to re-create them with a chewy biscuit and large chunks of molten chocolate…super easy to make and best eaten while the chocolate is still runny…
- 250 g brown sugar
- 115 g melted salted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 150 g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 220 g dark chocolate chopped into chunks of various sizes
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.
- Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk.
- Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula.
- Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper color, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be…as I love these oven-fresh I sometimes split the cookie dough in two (to avoid complete gluttony) and keep in the fridge or deep freeze for another moment of indulgence…
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop the dough into small balls (the size of a desert spoon) and place 10cms apart so that they can spread (otherwise you end up with a cookie cake …)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
- Cool slightly before munching….can be messy so white linen napkins are not necessarily advisable…