I love Ben’s Cookies but seeing as they’re sold by weight they can be pretty pricey! I looked online for a recipe and found one that looked pretty good. I modified it a bit to suit my own taste and added some peanut butter chips. They turned out great and were delicious eaten warm from the oven.
200g/7oz unsalted butter, softened
300g/10.6oz caster sugar
50g/1.76oz cocoa powder, sifted
300g/10.58oz self raising flour, sifted
Milk and dark chocolate chips, however much you like
Peanut butter chips, again however much you like
(Makes 24 cookies)
Heat the oven to 190°C / 375°F degrees and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and light.
Beat in the egg then add the flour and cocoa powder and mix well. This is quite hard work as the mix becomes very thick.
Add chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. In this instance I added milk, dark and white chocolate chips.
Roll the dough mixture in your hands (it is very dry and thick so won’t make a mess) until you have a ball the size of a golf ball. Place a piece of chocolate on top and push it down into the ball.
Then roll in your hands again so the piece of chocolate is fixed in the middle. Place on the baking sheet and top with another square of chocolate.
Place in the oven for approx 9 minutes, keeping an eye on them. You want them to be squidgy and gooey inside so don’t overcook them!
These tasted amazing out of the oven when all the chocolate was still warm and runny but they were still really tasty the next day. They were still chewy but were really quite sweet. If you want an injection of chocolate and sugar, these are the cookies for you!