Now I know Christmas cookies are commonly shortbread, but I couldn’t resist making decadent chocolate ones this year for my festivities. These triple chocolate oozy bites of heaven are 100% fattening (I’m not going to beat around the bush here) but absolutely amazing! The chewiness of the cookie, with the hardened chocolate on top and the crunch of the almond is the perfect texture. These are the perfect cookies for parties, or just a treat to keep in the cupboard. This recipe is simple, oh so sweet and superb!
- 50g butter
- 200g dark cooking chocolate
- 1 x 395g tin condensed milk
- 30g blanched almonds
- 2 tbl cocoa powder
- 200g self-raising flour
- 100g Maltesers
- 50g white chocolate
Melt butter and dark chocolate in a pan on low heat until smooth and combined, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in condensed milk, followed by almonds and cocoa powder.
Sift the flour into the mixture and stir. Chill in fridge for roughly 30 minutes.
Smash the Maltesers and roughly chop the white chocolate then mix in with the cookie mixture.
Preheat a fan forced oven to 170 degrees. Divide the mixture into 24 equal-sized balls and place them on a couple of large baking trays lined with baking paper. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork.
Bake the cookies for around 15 minutes, or until chewy in the middle and firm on the edges. Then transfer cookies to a wire rack.
To make the chocolate drizzle on top just melt some dark chocolate and butter on low heat in a saucepan (you may need to add a tablespoon of water so it’s a little runny). Drizzle chocolate with a teaspoon on top of hot cookies and let them cool. Enjoy with a hot cuppa!
Happy baking, love Jem x