I know these aren’t exactly the most festive recipe, however, who doesn’t buy or receive a bar of this at Christmas? Instead of scoffing it down, why not use them to make a batch of these cookies… I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Who doesn’t like cookies? I mean they are so easy and tasty to make. These are perfect for using up the extra chocolate you’ve received over the Christmas period.
Short on time? Don’t worry, you can make a batch of these up in 30 minutes. The cookie dough doesn’t require chilling before being baked off, so you are free to scoop these up and bake them off straight away.
Anyway, you don’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make these cookies, which is always good news. A little prep work goes a long way – weigh up all the ingredients, preheating your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, line your baking trays with greaseproof/parchment and chopping the chocolate bar up. I used my stand mixer but feel free to use a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl and place your butter, granulated white sugar and light brown sugar and beat them all together until they are well combined.
Once the butter and sugars have come together, give the bowl a quick scrape down, then add in your eggs (one at a time, beating well in-between each addition).
Give the bowl another quick scrape down, this helps to incorporate any bits that haven’t been fully worked in. Then add in your dry ingredients by passing them through a sieve, this helps to remove any lumps from getting into the dough. Mix the dry ingredients and the chopped-up chocolate in on a low-medium speed until they are just incorporated.
Once the cookie dough has formed, take two scoops of dough and scrape a teaspoon of Cadbury’s chocolate spread onto one of the dough balls and place the second dough ball on top and squish them together and roll them until they are one single ball. Then place them onto a baking tray, lining it with greaseproof/parchment is up to yourself. Leave a space in between each dough ball as they will spread while they bake. Bake for around 18 minutes in your preheated oven (or until they are golden brown around the edge, remove from the oven and optionally, place a few additional pieces of dairy milk on to each cookie and allow to cool slightly before moving them to a cooling rack.
Once the baking tray isn’t so hot, transfer the cookies from the baking tray onto a cooling rack and allow to cool fully (if you can resist).
150g Granulated sugar.
150g Light brown sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract.
350g Plain flour.
1 tsp Baking powder.
1/4 tsp Salt.
100g (1 bar) Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar, chopped small.
1 small jar of Cadbury chocolate spread.
Additional bar of Dairy milk for the finishing.
- Do some prep work. Preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f , weigh up all your ingredients and line your baking trays with greaseproof/parchment paper.
- To start the cookies, place your butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar into your mixing bowl and beat them together, just until they are combined.
- Add your eggs into the bowl, one at a time beating well in-between each addition. Repeat with your second egg.
- Once your eggs are fully incorporated, you’ll want to add your dry ingredients in but first, you’ll want to pass them through a sieve. Into your sieve add in your plain flour, baking powder and salt, this helps to sort out any big lumps that wouldn’t pass through.
- Once all the dry ingredients and the chopped bar of chocolate have been added, incorporate them by mixing them in over a low-medium speed just until a dough has formed, try not to over-mix.
- Take your cookie scoop and scoop up 2 balls of dough per cookie. Adding a teaspoon of Cadbury chocolate spread onto one dough ball, squishing the two balls together then roll the dough between your hands to round it off and place it on your lined baking tray – I got 6 onto a standard baking tray but work with what trays you have. Leave a space in-between each cookie as they do spread while baking.
- You can bake these cookies straight from making them, there is no need to chill the dough first.
- Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 18 minutes (remove one they look more baked around the edges, so check after the 13-15 minute mark and see. All ovens are different and will vary with baking times so keep an eye on them.
- Once fresh out the oven, place a few pieces of dairy milk onto the top of each cookie just to add some more chocolate, because why not? (do you really need a reason to add more chocolate into chocolate cookies?).
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely before enjoying (although they are amazing while slightly warm).
If you have made it this far, thank you for checking out the recipe – I hope you enjoy it. These cookies will be a fantastic treat to share with your family and friends.