I was kindly sent some milk chocolate by Thorntons to review (I know, does it get much better than free chocolate?!) but instead of gobbling it all down like I usually would I thought I’d give using it in a recipe a go. Of course I managed a few sneaky nibbles… The chocolate is creamy and smooth with chunks of fudge, very sweet, probably not for you if you’re more of a dark chocolate fan. It comes in hefty blocks and is rather nicely packaged; I can imagine a selection prettily tied together would make a lovely present, especially the Salted Pistachio one…
Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Makes around 16 large cookies
2 x 90g Thornton’s Milk Chocolate Block with Fudge
180g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla paste/extract
200g soft light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 egg yolks and whites of 1 egg (so 1 whole egg & the yolk of another)
240g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate soda
Big pinch of salt
Oil spray or butter to grease your baking trays
Preheat your oven to 180c and grease your baking trays.
Blitz your chocolate in a blender or smash up until you get smallish chunks.
Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, bicarbonate soda and salt).
Into the melted butter add both types of sugar and the vanilla paste/extract and stir. Then quickly mix in your egg (don’t do it when the butter is boiling as you’ll end up with scrambled eggs).
Slowly mix the liquid bowl into the dry bowl. Then fold in the chocolate chunks.
Blob big tablespoons of mixture onto your baking tray (spread far apart as they’ll grow!) and bake in the oven for around 10-12 mins.
When you take them out the oven they should have a soft centre still. Leave them to cool down a bit before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely (if you take them off straight away they’ll break apart so let them stiffen up a bit).
You can buy a wide selection of different types of chocolate on the Thornton’s website http://www.thorntons.co.uk/
The chocolate was sent to me for free however views are my own.