When I was in London, me and my friend were gasping for a cup of coffee and a possible bite to eat. We came across a little shop called Ben's Cookies. Little did I know, it was the beginning of a love affair for those thick doughy cookies. In search for the perfect recipe to re-create them at home, I hit up YouTube and found this video that had a Ben's Cookie recipe. Let me just say now, the outcome is uncanny to those cookies that can be found in the shop. What do you need to make these dough drops of heaven?
300g caster sugar
200g unsalted butter
275g plain flour
75g cocoa powder (Green & Blacks is the best for this)
A splash of milk
A large bar of chocolate
1. Make sure the butter is very very soft and cream together with the sugar in a bowl.
2. Add the egg and mix.
3. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix. Add a splash of milk at this point if it is too doughy but not too much so you can't roll it and it will keep its shape.
4. Add chocolate chips or chunks of the chocolate bar into the mix.
5. Roll small amounts of the mixture into balls, I find this recipe makes about 12 large-ish cookies.
6. Place onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper and press it very slightly.
7. For the extra touch, add another chunk of chocolate.
8. Put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes.
9. Remove from oven, let it cool and enjoy with a nice cup of tea.
You'll hopefully get thick doughy cookies with scrumcious chocolate chunks throughout. If eaten after cooling slightly, you'll get runny chocolate inside but if left for the next day, you'll get bites of thick chocolate throughout. Either way, my mouth is salivating whilst typing this out.