Intense chocolate cookies

A couple of weeks ago Swedish television was broadcasting Nigella Express during weekday evenings. After watching the episode with Nigella’s intense chocolate cookies, which can be seen on youtube, I felt an immediate urge to bake the cookies. The recipe is quick and simple and I quickly made a batch before starting to watch Grey’s Anatomy. I changed the quantities of the recipe, I especially cut down on the chocolate as I didn’t want the cookies to be too intense and I also added some white chocolate. The result was delicious chocolate cookies, however very rich so one is really enough.

    Intense chocolate cookies

    (Adapted from Intense chocolate cookies from Nigella Express, quantities and method slightly changed. Results in 12 large cookies)

    125 gram dark chocolate, chopped
    150 gram flour
    30 gram cocoa, sifted
    1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    125 gram salted butter, softened
    60 gram light brown sugar
    60 gram caster sugar
    1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
    1 free-range egg, cold from the fridge
    200 g dark and white chocolate chocolate, cut in chunks

    Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C.

    Melt 125 gram of dark chocolate in the microwave.

    Combine flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl.
    In the bowl of your mixer, cream butter and brown and white sugar until light and fluffy. Change to slow speed and add the melted chocolate. At the same speed, add the vanilla seeds and the egg. Let it blend in well. Remove the bowl from the machine and by hand mix in the flour mixture. Finally add the chocolate.

    Scoop out 12 balls of the cookie dough and divide them between two baking sheets covered with baking sheet paper, without flattening the cookies.

    Let the cookies bake for 18 minutes. A skewer should come out semi-clean and not wet with batter. Leave the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to harden as they cool.

    Don’t forget to save the vanilla bean for your own vanilla sugar. Just put it in a jar together with caster sugar.

6 Responses to “Intense chocolate cookies”

  1. Lisanka
    May 15th, 2008 19:54

    Ils sont chics tes cookies!

  2. Meeta
    May 15th, 2008 20:18

    Nigella is the best and you are the greatest to share these. Intense they are!

  3. aforkfulofspaghetti
    May 16th, 2008 13:15

    One is really enough? Are you absolutely sure about that? ;-)

  4. Gloria
    May 16th, 2008 16:16

    These look fantastic, so yummy!! xxGloria

  5. Dagmar
    May 18th, 2008 23:23

    aforkfulofspaghetti: *lol*

    Thank you all!

  6. gourmandelise
    October 23rd, 2009 13:29

    Cookies must be delicious! I love!

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