I absolutely adore these cookies. They are my downfall. I can behave myself fairly well around cake (that’s a lie…) but if these are around I guarantee you, I’ll have a full, slightly achy belly and and empty plate in front of me and that’s why I think it’s only fair to share this super easy, extra yummy recipe with you.
- 80g Cold, Cubed, Unsalted Butter
- 90g Light Soft Brown Sugar
- 80g Caster Sugar
- 300g Plain Flour
- 3 Tbsp Cornflour
- 1 medium Egg
- 1/2 Tsp Bicarb of Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 100g Walnuts
- 100g Dark Chocolate
- 100g Milk Chocolate
Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
Place the cold butter and the two types of sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream them together, either using a hand mixer or the paddle attachment on your stand mixer. When it’s come together to a smooth dough add the egg and vanilla extract and keep mixing until they’re completely incorporated.
In the meantime combine flour, cornflour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. When the mixture is nice and smooth slowly add the dry ingredients. The cookie dough will be very crumbly so don’t worry if it takes a moment to come together. Then add the milk and dark chocolate chips (I like a mixture of both but you can use either or) and crumble the walnuts up a little bit using your hands and mix them in as well.
I used cookie sheets and reusable baking mats to bake the cookies. Since we used cold butter and the dough is very dry there’s no need to chill it before baking. Take a big handful and firmly press it together, making sure that it stays in shape and place it on the prepared cookie sheet. The cookies won’t spread much so you can easily fit 5 or 6 on one sheet (I managed to get 10 cookies out of the batch). Bake them in a well preheated oven for about 13 minutes. When they’re baked they’ll still be quite light in colour and very soft but the residual heat in the cookie will cook them a bit more as they cool down and when they’ve cooled down they’ll be a bit crunchy on the outside and super soft and chewy in the middle. And what else do you want from a cookie?!