Tuesday, 7 March 2006

Chocolate Brownie Cookies


I made a batch of these chocolate brownie cookies on Sunday, recipe was taken from Claudia Fleming's The Last Course. The texture of the cookies is indeed chewy and fudgy, as described in the book. However, I find that it's too sweet for my liking. Fortunately, I did not follow the serving suggestion, that is to sandwich ice-cream in between two pieces of cookies. I'm sure that my sensitive teeth will not be able to take it!

Updated with recipe on 19 Nov 08:

Chocolate Brownie Cookies Recipe
(Adapted from Claudia Fleming's The Last Course)

Ingredients:
1/4 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tbs brewed expresso
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
7 ounces bitter-sweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Method:
1) Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.
2) Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
3) In a medium bowl, whip to break the eggs with an electric mixer. Then add sugar, expresso and vanilla essence and beat on high speed for 15 minutes, until thick.
4) While the eggs are whipping, place butter and chopped chocolate in a small metal bowl suspended on a pot of boiling water. Heat the butter-chocolate mixture until it melts. Remove from the pot and stir until the mixture smooth.
5) Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until partially combined. Add the flour mixture to the batter and carefully fold it in. Fold in chocolate chips. If the batter is runny, let it rest until it thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
6) Using a teaspoon, scoop the batter and drop it onto a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes until the cookies are puffy and crack on top. Cool on wire rack.

9 Comments:

boo_licious said...

I made these before too but mine did not come out so crinkly. I liked it but most of my friends didn't as they did not like the soft texture inside as they prefer the crunchy type.

mumu said...

I have that book too, but it is one of those buys which I have not used much except to make lemon curd which did not turn out well. I am sure it's not the book but my infamous skills.

Piggy said...

Hi Boo,

Yeah, I understand how your friends felt about the cookies. I find it hard to associate the soft texture with the word "cookies" too!

Hi Mumu,

I have lots of cookbooks collecting dust on my bookshelf too, The Last Course is one of them! I've only used it twice so far... ;-)

Engagement Rings said...

Mmmmm! These look dangerously delicious. Thank you for the book lead.

eatzycath said...

love that crackle-top look for the cookies, sure doesn't look like it has a soft texture, and nice photo too :)

Piggy said...

Hi Cath,

Thanks! :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks super scrumptious!

Tea said...

I also tried out this recipe and found it MUCH too sweet. I was on a sugar high after 2 cookies. ^^ Yours look so amazing! I put mine on parchment paper and the cookies just didnt' want to come off. ^^;

Sukkimi said...

hi, I love to bake this cookies. Can share recipe ?
Sukkimi@hotmail.com

Thanks!