Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Triple Chocolate Heart Valentine cookies
Triple Chocolate Heart cookies made using my favourite super chocolate cookie recipe filled with dark and white chocolate chips. Perfect valentines for those who are looking for something that's not overly cute but still super delicious.
and I didn't even use a special heart shaped pan........that's right no special equipment here just cookies made with love.
This trick should work for most chocolate chip cookie recipes that do not spread too much during baking. You just get 2 tear shaped bits of dough, place them together in a V and as they bake, rise and expand voila instant love hearts.
Probably works best if you chill the dough in the fridge quite a bit before shaping them into the tear drops and baking, not like the melty sticky ones in the picture above.
I also picked all the red and pink M &M's out of a mini M&M packet and stuck them on the top before baking for a bit of extra valentine cuteness.
Triple Chocolate Cookies
1 1/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar
180g (6 and 3/8 ounce) unsalted butter
150g (5 1/4 ounce) dark chocolate, chopped
3 large eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup dark choc chips
3/4 cup white choc chips
Optional - extra red and pink mini M&M's for decoration
Preheat oven to 180 C (375 F), line a couple of trays with baking paper.
Sift flour, cocoa and brown sugar into a mixing bowl.
Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl and melt in microwave on short bursts at med/low mixing well between each session.
Add butter mixture and eggs to dry ingredients and mix until combined, do not overbeat.
Stir in choc bits.
Chill dough in fridge for 1/2 approx half and hour. Shape tablespoons into tear shapes and lay on baking tray in pairs with the bottom of teas touching to make a V.
Optional - pop some pink and red M&M's onto the top of the cookie in a decorative pattern,
Bake for approx 12 mins. Cool for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Serve with Love