It came to me recently that i’m a MUCH better baker than I am a cook. Not only do my baked creations always taste and look much more appealing, I also enjoy the reaction they illicit in a big way. Whip a batch of triple chocolate anything out of the oven and you’re basically the sexiest thing this side of the Victorias Secret fashion show. ‘Oh what, THESE? Just something I like to do when i’m bored…No stop! I SO shouldn’t apply for the Great British Bake Off!’ Basically, it’s an ideal situation for any attention seeker.
Everyone’s into Ben’s Cookies right? Of course they are, which is why I wanted to give this recipe a shot. Nothing racks up lad points like a cookie. They’re easy to grab in threes, don’t require a plate or a fork and go perfectly with the Sunday football. This recipe is so simple meaning minimal effort for maximum effect so you can still look like a total babe when you’re handing them out at half time.
200g unsalted butter at room temperature
300g golden caster sugar
1 large egg
65g cocoa powder
285g self raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 packets Kinder Maxi
100g dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids
150g milk chocolate
Preheat your oven to 180°C and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper or tin foil.
Beat together the butter and sugar until it’s pale and fluffy then add the egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, cocoa and a pinch of salt and then sift into the butter mixture.
Chop up the one packet of Kinder and the milk and dark chocolate and fold into your dough.
At this stage your dough will appear quite dry looking. Add a splash of milk to make it a little looser.
Take tablespoons of the mixture in your (very) clean hands and roll them into balls. They’ll spread out a bit so make sure you space them out. I made twenty with this mixture.
Break up the remaining kinder and press a square into the top of each ball of dough.
Bake for about 9 minutes. They will look very gooey when they come out and will definitely burn your mouth so wait for five minutes until they’re perfectly soft and ready to take down.