I need to stop making such unhealthy things. I made these yesterday and they are just delicious! Best enjoyed warm with a cup of tea and a good book.
- 150g unsalted butter/margarine at room temperature.
- 150 g caster sugar.
- 1 medium egg yolk.
- 25g unsweetened cocoa powder.
- 200g self raising flour.
- 100g - 175g chocolate chopped. (I used plain, you can also use milk or white).
- Preheat the oven to 190°C or gas mark 5.
- Cream butter and caster sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then mix in the egg yolk.
- Sift in cocoa powder and flour and then mix together.
- With hands, work the mixture into a dough. Place the mixture in the fridge for 20-25 minutes.
- Break off small pieces of the mixture and work into small ball shapes. Flatten the shapes onto a baking tray, so you have 10-14 flat circular shapes on the baking tray.
- Add a square of chocolate to the middle of each circular shape, and then wrap the chocolate up so you have little parcels.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, making sure that they don't burn.
- Allow to cool slightly, but serve warm.
I find that with these cookies, they are always best served warm. When they cool down significantly the chocolate in the middle hardens which makes them less pleasant to eat. If you're planning on eating them over a few days don't add the chocolate pieces. Enjoy!
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