Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Measure-Stir-and-Bake Chocolate Chunk cookies

I must apologise for being distracted from my bread making experiments. I was also busy making a Lightning McQueen cake and Disney cars cupcakes for my son's birthday. I will be flat-out this week as I will be attending a course at William Angliss Institute this weekend.

All I can bake now are these super-easy "Measure-Stir-and-Bake chocolate cookies". These cookies are so good that my husband and son just couldn't stop eating.

As mentioned in its name, these cookies are truly - measure, mix, stir and bake. I was "wicked" by replacing all the chocolate with the ones with higher cocoa content. At the same time, I was "nice" too by using the 25% fat reduced peanut butter and Alfa one rice bran spread instead of butter. For this combination, my freshly baked cookies have a nice surprising-soft texture. They were filled with semi-solid gooey high cocoa chocolate chunks with lots of melt-in-the-mouth effects...Yum!
 
 
Check out the gooey chocolate chunks...they are irresistible!
Here's the recipe from BBC GoodFood 101 Cakes and Bakes (with my modification in blue)

Make 12

300g dark chocolate (about 55% cocoa solid), broken into chunks (replaced with 70% cocoa solid dark chocolate)
100g milk chocolate, broken into chunks (replaced with 55% cocoa solid dark chocolate)
100g light muscovado sugar (replace with brown sugar)
85g butter, soften (replaced with Alfa one spread)
100g crunchy peanut butter (replaced with 25% fat reduced smooth peanut butter)
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100g self-raising flour
100g large salted peanuts (replaced with 50g macadamia nuts)

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Melt 100g of the dark chocolate. (I allow my melted chocolate cooled a little for about 15 min before stirring in other ingredient especially the egg.) Stir in sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg and vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Stir in flour, all milk chocolate, nuts and half of the remaining dark chocolate. The mixture will be quite soft. Drop 12 big spoonfuls on 2-3 baking sheets, leaving room for the cookies to spread. Stick 2-3 pieces of the remaining dark chocolate in each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 min until they are slightly firm at the edges. These cookies will be soft in the middle but will crisp up as they cool. Cook longer for crisper cookies. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.

Happy Baking

36 comments:

  1. they look irresistible with all the chocolatey goodness Zoe! :)

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  2. Thats making me drool like anything... Will u pls pass me a plate?

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  3. Oh bummer... I was really looking forward to your bread experiment! Heehee, kidding, take your time, I'm sure you'll get to it soon. The cookies look to die for! Yum yum!

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  4. wow, this is simply awesome! pass me some pls! ;)

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  5. Delicious! The chocolate cookie looks so addicting. I love all the adaptions you made.

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  6. yum ..this looks sooooooooper rich...
    gorgeous space you have..glad to follow u..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..'Tasty Appetite

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  7. Whoah Zoe! I feel like eating that so much..after looking at the chocolate chunks!

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  8. wow these have peanut butter and salted peanuts! will be added to my peanut baked goods bake list just like your peanut butter cookies :D

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  9. yumm, even from looking at them can understand why the boys cant keep their hands off them.

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  10. Very addictive and inviting cookies..

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  11. Looks gorgeous Zoe. I have just finished my dinner and when I look at your cookies, I know I am missing something great for dessert :)

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  12. Absolutely delicious! No wonder why your men kept asking for more. I would have done the same!

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  13. What a delicious looking recipe, and image!! Everything yummy is in this recipe: peanut butter, chocolate and nuts

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  14. Chocolaty.. Perfect cookies looks yumm!!

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  15. The cookies look so sinfully yummylicious with the gooey chocolate chunk!!

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  16. Wow! These cookies look so soft and gooey! My last two cookies I baked weren't as soft as I had hoped and these are making me jealous. Well, not really jealous, more hungry. lol

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  17. i saw those chocolates! simply tooo TEMPTING! YUMMY!!!! (: (:

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  18. Wow, these look amazing! I'm lovin' those chocolate chunks!

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  19. Oh goodness, Zoe, these cookies look melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I wish I could grab one from my monitor!

    xx,
    Tammy

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  20. Yummy, yummy. Looks like a fun project too.

    Thanks so much. Happy spring!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  21. ooo look how gooey these look!! hehehe loving the massive chunks of chocolate in them too!

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  22. Those cookies look great! Nothing like making a few changes to make a recipe our own.

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  23. Mmmm....gooey chocolate. :) These look good!

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  24. not only i can see the gooey choc chunks, i also see big macadamia nuts..oooo, that's very tempting! fabulous cookies!

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  25. OMG!!! These look so delectable!! I can't wait to try this!

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  26. mmmmmmmm~ my husband would LOVE this.

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  28. Delightful looking cookies! A jar of this would be empty in no time!

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  29. cookies look delicious and chocolaty

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  30. seeing this makes me wanna go to the kitchen and make a batch of cookies too! :) dark choc is the best!
    you taking some baking course? sounds like fun - and something ive been wanting to do for a long time too!

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  31. Zoe, I think they look absolutely irresistible, gloria

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  32. Pardon me while I lick my laptop screen!! These look so yummy. A large glass of ice cold milk and I'm all set.

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  34. What delicious-looking cookies! I love the changes you made with the dark chocolate - my favorite :)

    I love your little logo!

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  35. I am tempted to go downstairs and make these right now!!! It's 6:50am but never too early (or late) for cookies! YUM!

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