13 April 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Fudge

























This is my favourite cookie recipe and I use it again and again, adapting it as I go. It makes a lovely crisp cookie, that is chewy in the middle. You may want to half this recipe, but I like to make lots to share around. In fact, last time I made these I doubled the recipe.





















Chocolate Chip Cookies with Fudge

2 ½ cups plain flour
¾ cups cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup demerara sugar
1 cup/2 sticks/225g butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
100g caramel fudge chunks (if you have trouble
finding these, try Asda)
50g white chocolate chunks
50g milk chocolate chips


Heat the oven to 375f / 190c / gas mark 5.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbs in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

In large bowl beat the sugar and butter until light and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs and beat well. Next add the flour mixture, a bit at a time and mix until you have a velvety dough. (I love this dough, it feels so lovely).

Pour in the fudge chunks and chocolate chips and mix in. Chill the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes or so.

Roll the dough into balls (roughly the size of a golf ball) and squash slightly onto a baking tray covered in greaseproof paper. I only bake 6 at a time, leaving a bit of space between the cookies. they do spread, but it depends on the size of your baking tray.

Bake for 7-8 minutes for a chewy cookie. They should start to crack when they are ready.

Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Makes 24 cookies



















Don't you just love Cooper's little Steiff bear? I love him, although I do feel a bit mean when I pack him away in his little suitcase. It just seems wrong somehow.

I cannot mention Cooper without including a gratuitous photo of my little cutie. You will have to bear with me (excuse the pun) through my baby love phase.

36 comments:

  1. aww I love the little bear in the photo - sylvia has a steiff bear too - from scotland - and we often catch him speaking german to her (well you know the type of german from old war movies)

    And I bet if you turned your back this bear would eat a few of those cookies - I know I would if given half the chance

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  2. I will be keeping an eye on that bear now Johanna, I bet he has a few choice things to say about me for stuffing him in that suitcase! Good job I can't speak German. If he does a fake German accent, I will just pretend not to understand that either. "Ich spreche kein Deutsch".

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  3. Chocolate, caramel and Cooper!

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  4. Copper is such a little sweetie. Lok at those big curious eyes! Sorry I got lost in his little face...the cookies are nice too:D

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  5. Three of my favourite things Pam :)

    Thanks Val :)

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  6. What a fantastic and rich cookie - my whole family would love these. Cooper is such a cutie!

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  7. Very cute. Who would want to half a cookie recipe?? They sound great. I'm going to Asda tomorrow so will look out for the fudge

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  8. They are good cookies Pam, in fact the best I have tried and i'm not going to argue about Cooper being a cutie. He is lying in my arms sleep just now and looks super cute.

    Hey Beth, hope you can find the fudge pieces, I haven't seen them anywhere else.

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  9. He IS a cutie! And yes, I love those bears!

    I think my favorite thing in a cookie is caramel. Milky Ways are my favorite candy bar too. So this cookie recipe is going to be a favorite. Copying now.

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  10. I think you should post as many pictures as possible of Cooper! He's a doll.

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  11. More photo's of Cooper please! And the cute wee bear too ;0)
    But just as important are those wonderful cookies. Will be giving these a try for sure!

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  12. Mmmmm, I love milky ways too Barbara, although I preferred them before they changed the recipe.

    Thanks Andrea :)

    I know you will enjoy them Chele :)

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  13. These look the BEST cookies Jacqueline! I am now on the hunt for fudge bits :) Your wee man is just gorgeous - I love the bear too.

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  14. Ooh yummy those cookies look fab!! Fudge bits just make them sound even better!

    Little Cooper is just gorgeous too :)

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  15. Thanks Lucie, hope you find the fudge pieces, although you could always chop up normal fudge.

    The fudge was lovely in the cookies Anne :)

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  16. Cooper is looking cute!

    Those cookies look to die for,...drool,..drool,...

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  17. Jacqueline, cooper is so adorable :-) and the cookies sure look yummie!

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  18. Mmm...chocolate cookies with chocolate milk, very nice.

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  19. Aw, Cooper is just such a cutie! I love his little hat! Your cookies look great - and I love the photo of them with the bear! :)

    I hope you never grow out of your baby love phase!

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  20. Thanks Sophie :)

    I know TB, it was good, chocolate overdrive!

    It doesn't look likely Jenn :)

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  21. Love that bear! And I find it quaint that he "lives" in his suitcase. :) Just like a little...er... cottage!

    As for the cookies -- it's so rare to find a cookie that really does the job of being crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy in the center. Will definitely have to put these on the "to try" list. (Peef. my little chocoholic man, would LURVE them!)

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  22. Yeah lets go with 'cottage' Lo, it doesn't seem quite so cruel :D

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  23. Oh honey, you can post lots more photo of the little cutie instead of food if you like :)

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  24. Not sure I'd want to share either the cookies or Cooper or the bear! Yummy-looking cookies, I must say.

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  25. Those cookies look so good! Cooper is just adorable.

    Maria
    x

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  26. Yum - fudge chunks in a chocolate biscuit. You've taken something great and made it greater!

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  27. The cookies look fantastic. The cookies look delictable, but I think Cooper steals the show - what a gorgeous little man.

    PS I have just submitted my NCR. Grovel, grovel, gorovel.. I hope I have just made the deadline :}

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  28. oh, these look sooooo good!! and cooper is a cutie!!

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  29. Aw Cooper is a cutie! I love his little hat. These cookies look delicious! I love how they're cracked like that. And the caramel is an excellent addition.

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  30. He's so cute, love them at that age! And the cookies look wonderful too.

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  31. the tot is adorable--pictures like that are always welcome!
    my problem with these cookies is that i'd more than likely eat all the caramel fudge before it could make its way into the batter! :)

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  32. Really nice recipe, Jacqueline!!! I tried it this afternoon and the cookies taste very nice, but I was not able to get the consistency of the lovely cookies of your photo... The dough I got was in fact stickier than velvety, and afterwards, the cookies did not rise while in the oven, but expanded and were really flat... Have you any tip for me? It was a real pity! (I'll try to do it better next time...).

    But in any case, they are really yummy!!!! Thank you for the recipe and congratulations for your interesting and delicious blog!

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  33. Hi Julia, was the butter just soft or quite melted? Did you cream it until it was light in colour and creamy? I can't think what else would go wrong, They always work out the same for me. It sounds like there was too much liquid or not enough flour , if it was sticky. Apart from that I am stumped and disappointed. These always turn out perfect for me :(

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  34. Thank you for your answer, Jacqueline! Yes, you are absolutely right, I fear the problem was the butter being too soft. Next time I will absolutely pay more attention to that!!!

    Anyway, do not feel bad: your recipe is perfectly explained, it is just me, that I am quite clumsy as far as sweets are concerned... :-P

    I will tell you about my next attempt, but I am confident I will do better!

    Thank you again and best regards from Madrid!!!

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  35. Hello again, Jacqueline!

    Just a short comment to confirm that your guess was just right: I tried again with the butter soft but not melted and a bit more of flour, and it worked all right!!! I got a lovely batch of cookies (I'll keep improving them in future retries, but the result of this second one is quite satisfactory!!!)

    Thanks again for your help and for this delicious recipe!!!

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  36. I am so glad that helped Julia, they are my favourite cookie. Next time you try them, try either putting a rolo or a small dollop of peanut butter in each cookie. Make a dent in each ball, put the filling in and close the ball around it before flattenng them just a little. Lovely :)

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