Soft and chewy chocolate cookies – make a few batches as they will disappear quickly!
These are a favourite in our house! Who doesn’t love a chocolate cookie!
They are fun to make with the family – get the little ones to help pressing out the shapes.
Do make the cookie dough ahead of time and keep in the fridge. The cookies will taste even better if they are chilled for at least 30 minutes.
Just be careful not to over-bake these cookies – they are meant to be soft and chewy!
For variety, we sprinkled Swedish pearl sugar on top of some cookies before baking and dusted powdered sugar over the others after baking.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350ºF / 175ºC. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown and white sugar till smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and mix in the vanilla essence, salt, and baking soda, blending well. Stir in the cocoa powder and then fold in the flour. Knead gently into a dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness, and press out shapes using a cookie cutter. Place the shapes on a greased and floured baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool.
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