For a Journey: Triple Threat Chocolate Cookies
Sometimes, only chocolate will do.
Though Ive never been as enamoured of chocolate as some, this was my thinking last Friday. Andrew and I were going away for the weekend to visit his newly-relocated parents, and I was having some difficulty coming up with a train-friendly meal for us. The nearly four hour trip up north, combined with the time frame (after work) and horrible train food made a gourmet, mobile picnic necessary.
The savoury items were easy: a Thai noodle salad, some Italian beans and a squash, feta and olive dish. But what to nibble on after, with our boiling hot and obscenely large train teas? I needed something substantial, portable and delicious.
Enter these cookies. From my much-loved Nigella Express, they deliver a triple chocolate hit: melted chocolate, cocoa powder and oodles of chocolate chips. The recipe make 12 giant cookies with an intense chocolate flavour. If that much chocolate seems a bit much for you, you can even freeze the unbaked blobs of dough to bake at a later date.
I dont often post recipes as-written here, preferring instead to adapt or create my own. But I didnt think these cookies need much tweaking, so this here is Nigellas recipe, almost completely straight-up. The dough would also be delicious with white chocolate chips or nuts.
- Triple Threat Chocolate Cookies
- adapted from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson
- makes 12 large cookies
- 125g dark chocolate, chopped
150g plain flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
125g unsalted butter, softened
65g dark brown sugar
50g castor or white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
300g dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
- 1. Preheat the oven to 170