the best bit about comfort baking, is that you can while your woes away into thick chocolatey goodness whilst pretending that your sharing your love with the family. when i think of comfort, i think of chocolate, ice cream, a cuppa and a happy movie. this is one step towards that ideal. i got the recipe from the hamlyn 200 cakes and bakes book, my new love. except me, being the ditzy person i am, used plain flour instead of self raising, so rather than being soft and chewy, they're brittle and crunchy. ahh well, not the end of the world i guess.
175g Caster Sugar
150g Self Raising Flour
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
100g White Chocolate, chopped
100g Dark Chocolate, chopped
splash of warm water
pinch of salt
cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
mix in the egg, flour, cocoa and salt.
mix in the water until all the flour has been combined and the cookie dough seems to be the right texture.
add the chopped chocolate, and use your hands to mix it evenly through the dough.
roll golf ball sized pieces of the dough and place them on a greased baking sheet, spaced apart.
bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until soft but cooked.
transfer the cookies to a cooling rack immediatly or the cooling chocolate will stick to the sheet.
eat warm with a steaming mug of tea, watching sunday morning telly.