Chocolate Filled, Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Chocolate Filled, Chocolate Chip Cookies are ridiculously easy to make, but are such a great idea to add to things like treat boxes, or onto a market or fair stall.

Do you ever have a good old clear out of your Kitchen Cupboards?……no me either, well not very often anyway. BUT yesterday I couldn’t squeeze anything else in my baking cupboard. I’d been shopping to restock the basics; sugar, flour, baking powder, that kind of thing, and they just wouldn’t fit!!

Chocolate Filled Cookies

So time for an impromptu clear out. I pulled everything out and found some real little ingredient gems that I’d totally forgotten. It was like Christmas had come early – like pulling an old handbag from your wardrobe and finding a fiver in the bottom. I just love it when that happens, which sadly isn’t very often.

Anyway, at the back of my cupboard, amongst the dates, raisins, chocolate chips, vanilla essence etc, was a jar of Chocolate Spread…….unopened!!!!!! Seriously? Who has unopened chocolate spread in their cupboard? Me, apparently.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

After having a 1 or 2 (or 4) crumpets with it slathered over, I set about baking.

These Chocolate Filled Cookies are really easy peasy. You need to pop your Chocolate Spread in the fridge for an hour or 2 before starting as it makes it firm and easier to roll into the middle of your cookie. You could also use Peanut Butter, but sadly I didn’t find any of that in my cupboard.

Cookie Pro-Tip

As with any cookies, the Chocolate filled cookies cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 5 days. The dough, can be frozen, unbaked for up to 3 months. I would advise making them into dough balls, and freezing them individually. That way if you have an order for just 4, you can get 4 out of the freezer and bake them, leaving the others in the freezer for another order.

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ready for chilling
Cookies out of the oven

Chocolate Filled, Chocolate Chip Cookies

East to make Chocolate Filled Cookies recipe. Seriously, you won't belive these are so easy! Great for treat boxes or cookie sales.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course cookies, desssert, sweets
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 100 gms Block Butter at roome temperature
  • 75 gms Light Brown Sugar
  • 100 gms Caster Sugar
  • 1 Beaten Free Rance Egg
  • 1 tspn Vanilla Extract
  • 250 gms Plain Flour
  • 0.5 tspn Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 0.5 tspn Salt
  • 100 gms Chocolate Chips
  • 0.25 Jar Chocolate Spread or Peanut Butter

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl cream together the butter and both types of sugar, until thick and creamy
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix through until fully combined
  • Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt, and add to the other ingredients.
  • Mix together, I found a wooden spoon best, until you have a thick dough.
  • Mix through the chocolate chips
  • Take a spoonful of the mix and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball in the palm of you hand and put a teaspoon of Chocolate Spread in the middle.
  • Bring up the sides of the ball until the Chocolate Spread is covered, and again roll into a ball.
  • I got 10 out of the mix, however, I may have got more if I hadn't eaten so much (I have a weakness for cookie dough – don't try this at home though as it contains raw egg – it's a risk I'm willing to take).
  • Pop all the balls on a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour. This allows the butter and Chocolate Spread to set-up.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 175c fan, 180c, 350f or gas Mark 4
  • Lay your cookie dough balls onto 2 baking sheet, making sure there is at least 2 inches between them as they will Spread when they bake
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the sides just start to turn golden
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Don't try to move them straight away as they need time to firm up as they cool down
  • Transfer to a cooling rack, or into your waiting mouth.
  • These will last up to 5 days if kept in an airtight container.
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, chocolate filled cookies
Chocolate Filled Cookies

For other cookies recipes why not try one of the following recipes:
Chocolate Spiced Shortbread
After Dinner Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red Velvet Cookies

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