Simple chocolate cookies

These very easy chocolate cookies, from Smitten Kitchen, are a great treat for the kids (and adults as well!). A lovely chewy texture, and perfect for dunking in milk. Makes 45-50 cookies depending on your chosen shape and size.


375g plain flour
55g cocoa
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
225g unsalted butter at room temperature
300g caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Making them
1. Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder in a bowl.

2. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients until a nice dough forms, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour

3. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Remove dough from fridge and roll it out on a floured counter to about half a centimetre thick, cut into desired shapes, and place on trays lined with baking paper. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes until edges firm and centres slightly soft. Remove from oven, allow to cool and serve

3 thoughts on “Simple chocolate cookies

  1. gourmetdreamsandskinnyjeans

    These look really delicious! Can’t wait to try them when we’re having our next treat. Homebaking is so much better! We’ve just loaded a recipe for some very cute, festive biscuits on our blog… do drop by and have a look if you have time!


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