Choc-Brownie Cookies (Recipe from Freo Wedding Open Day)
I baked these cookies for a recent wedding expo and wow, they went down a treat - I knew they were good but wasn't expecting such a response! Many people asked me for the recipe, so I thought I would share. It's super easy and they can be prepped days before baking - so good! This recipe makes about 50 small cookies (lots I know, but you'll thank me after!).
2 cups of white sugar (not caster sugar!)
1 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
4 large eggs
3 tsp of vanilla paste
2 cups of plain flour
3tsp of baking powder
1tsp of salt
1/2 - 1 cup of icing sugar (for coating outside, so does vary)
1. In a large bowl, combine your white sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in the oil to make a thick paste.
2. Beat in the eggs one at a time (I used a kitchen mixer as it gets pretty thick!!), and then add the vanilla.
3. Combine your flour, baking powder and salt, and then add these to the wet mixture. Mix until just combined, which will give you a thick batter that can be tricky to stir (this is a good thing!). Cover the bowl and refrigerate until cold and set (at least 4 hours, but you can leave it overnight, or longer).
4. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 180º. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Put your icing sugar into a bowl.
5. Using a normal kitchen spoon, scoop out small balls of the mixture, rolling them in your palms to form little spheres. You want them about half the size of a ping-pong ball. When rolled, drop them into the icing sugar.
6. Coat each ball evenly in sugar, shaking off a little excess. Place them on your trays, about 5cm apart. I used 2 large baking trays and managed to fit 25 on each tray. Don't feel the need to press them down, as they will form their shape by themselves. However, I tiny push on the top will stop them rolling around.
7. Bake in your oven for 8-10 minutes. Your cookies will still be extremely soft when they come out and will start to harden once they cool. Do not worry - let them set and do not over-bake them! This way they will stay soft, chewy and super fudgey!
I hope you find this recipe easy to follow. They went down a treat with the crowd at the Freo Wedding Open Day.
Feel free to leave me a comment below and tell me what you think! :)