Brownie cookies is my version of ultra chocolate chewy cookies. I was told by my DD that chocolate helps improve one’s math. Heheh. I know for a fact that it makes one happy. I can’t be nibbling on an ultra chocolatey chewy cookie and be angry. I realised that today as my mom and I were sitting on a bench outside, both of us nibbling on the cookie and we were both smiling.
But it’s fattening, you say? I agree. So I only have them in small doses. Like half a cookie each time (self-discipline!). Since it’s so dense and sweet, it’s not to be eaten like the way Cookie Monster gobbles his cookies. It’s to be nibbled and savored slowly. Never in a hurry.
Brownie Cookies (makes 16)
160g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
120g melted butter
170g white sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Melt butter in a medium size pot. Add cocoa powder to hot butter. Leave to cool. Then stir in the egg, sugar, vanilla, coffee powder and salt. Next, add in the flour and baking soda and stir to combine. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips.
Chill dough in the fridge for at least half an hour.
Divide dough up into 16 equal parts. Flatten the dough to about 1 cm thickness and place on a lined cookie sheet, making sure there is enough room for expansion. Bake in a preheated oven of about 180 c for 9 min.
Leave to cool on pan. Store in an airtight box.
This makes a soft, chewy, very slightly cakey, ultra chocolatey cookie. I was thrilled to find it still soft and chewy the next day (might be attributed to our humid weather, I dunno).
Take my advice and eat it slowly. Coffee, tea or milk not necessary. You don’t really want to wash away the taste of chocolate in your mouth now, do ya?