If you follow me on twitter you will know i love watching Zalfie and Saccone Joly youtube vids. There is a point to this bear with me. Every time i seem to watch these videos lately the guys always seem to be making Zoella’s apparently magical melt in the mouth cookies. It got to the stage where i’d watched them eat them so much my mouth my watering and i couldn’t help but pop to Tesco and get some chocolate. This post is going to share with you the recipe for the cookies and also show you a step by step guide of how to make them. Btw i can confirm the legend they do taste epic so you’ll all need to bookmark this post for when you get back from the supermarket.
- 400g chocolate – i used a mixture of galaxy, milky bar and plain milk chocolate but any will do. Break this into chunks/small pieces.
- 200g butter – keep at room temperature otherwise it will be more difficult to mix.
- 250g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 275g self raising flour
- 75 g cocoa powder
- A drop of milk (potentially)
1. Get your ingredients ready. I measured everything out and put them in dishes so they were ready for when i needed them.
2. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius. Do this after you’ve got your ingredients ready so the ovens not wasting the electricity for 20 mins. I was watching youtube vids and taking pics so it probably won’t take you anywhere near that to get everything ready.
3. Put your caster sugar and butter in a bowl together and mix until smooth.
4. Add the egg and mix.
5. Then add flour to the mix. Add a small amount at a time otherwise it will literally just go everywhere.
6. Add the cocoa butter and mix until you have a smooth consistency. If your mixture is dry, add a drop of milk. Pour a tiny bit in at a time and use your own judgement. Normally you won’t need any milk and if you do it will probably be a teaspoon amount.
7. Add the chocolate. I found this too hard to mix in with the spoon so i got my hands dirty and used my fingers. That is upto you though. Chocolate in long nails isn’t fun i found that the hard way.
8. Scoop the cookie dough together in reasonable sized balls. This recipe made 9 cookies for me.
9. Put foil on some baking trays or grease some trays with butter. Put the balls on the baking tray and put in the oven.
10. Leave in the oven for 11 minutes. Trust me it’s the perfect time.
11. Leave the cookies to cool on your kitchen surface for 30 mins – just enough time to clean up the inevitable mess you will have made.
12. Make a cup of tea and watch your taste buds do wonderful things as you enjoy these cookies. Word of warning they are so filling so start off with one.