I adore the supermarket version of cookies but I figured homemade ones probably taste better and are marginally healthier (I hope!).

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I think the key thing about a cookie is it has to be gooey and chewy and pull apart without crumbling.

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And then melt in your mouth!

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Normally I think dark chocolate is too strong, however it works really well in this cookie.

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The cookie itself is really rich and indulgent.

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When you take the cookies out of the oven they will be very soft. You just need to leave them to cool for about 15 minutes and they’ll harden up.

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Alternatively, you could have one (or two) hot!

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Ingredients:

250g sugar
160g butter
2 eggs
2tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
100g cocoa powder
1tsp bicarb of soda
75g dark chocolate
85g fudge
Recipe (The Little Elf Bakery)… makes 9 large cookies
 

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and grease a baking tray. Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the vanilla essence. Whisk the eggs and add them little buy little. Sieve in the plain flour, cocoa powder and bicarb of soda. Mix all together. Chop the dark chocolate and fudge into small chunks (alternatively you can buy them pre-chopped). Stir until everything is evenly distributed. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or a light brown colour. Take out of the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

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You could also try adding milk or white chocolate.

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