It's been a really long time since I posted a recipe over here, and if I'm being honest- I don't really have any excuses as to why. Perhaps it's because when I bake, it's normally a weekend ritual- one not to be disturbed by the need to set things up and shoot afterwards, or the need to sit down and plan an original recipe from scratch. But- saying that, a couple of weekend ago I gave this Ben's Cookies inspired recipe from Marmalade and Me a go (so sadly can't take any recipe credit here), and couldn't not share it here- plus, it's Valentine's Day- and what says 'I love you' better than gooey cookies? Not a lot...

You will need:
- 200g self raising flour
- 200g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 170g unsalted butter cut into chunks
- 200g dark brown soft sugar
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg & 1 egg yolk
- 100g milk chocolate (I love Dairy Milk)


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, and lightly grease and line two large baking trays.

2. Weigh out your two types of flour into your mixing bowl and add in your pinch of salt.

3. Place your butter in a microwavable bowl and melt and leave to cool.

4. Measure your dark brown, caster sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and combine thoroughly with the butter mixture.

5. Break the eggs into a cup, and once the butter mixture is completely cool combine the two together.



6. Combine the butter and flour mixtures and stir well until everything has combined.

7. You should be able to get about 12 cookies from this mix, so break the dough into palm sized balls and press in your cubes of chocolate (I normally do about 2/3 per cookie)- before flattening slightly and laying out onto your tray.

8. Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven (you still want them to be slightly soft) before leaving to cool and tucking in!

x

It's been a really long time since I posted a recipe over here, and if I'm being honest- I don't really have any excuses as to why. Perhaps it's because when I bake, it's normally a weekend ritual- one not to be disturbed by the need to set things up and shoot afterwards, or the need to sit down and plan an original recipe from scratch. But- saying that, a couple of weekend ago I gave this Ben's Cookies inspired recipe from Marmalade and Me a go (so sadly can't take any recipe credit here), and couldn't not share it here- plus, it's Valentine's Day- and what says 'I love you' better than gooey cookies? Not a lot...

You will need:
- 200g self raising flour
- 200g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 170g unsalted butter cut into chunks
- 200g dark brown soft sugar
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg & 1 egg yolk
- 100g milk chocolate (I love Dairy Milk)


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, and lightly grease and line two large baking trays.

2. Weigh out your two types of flour into your mixing bowl and add in your pinch of salt.

3. Place your butter in a microwavable bowl and melt and leave to cool.

4. Measure your dark brown, caster sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and combine thoroughly with the butter mixture.

5. Break the eggs into a cup, and once the butter mixture is completely cool combine the two together.



6. Combine the butter and flour mixtures and stir well until everything has combined.

7. You should be able to get about 12 cookies from this mix, so break the dough into palm sized balls and press in your cubes of chocolate (I normally do about 2/3 per cookie)- before flattening slightly and laying out onto your tray.

8. Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven (you still want them to be slightly soft) before leaving to cool and tucking in!

x

34 comments:

  1. Ooh yum these look so good! I haven't baked cookies in ages but I'm sure to try this recipe out as I have a lot of dark brown sugar to spare :)

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. These look so yummy! I love a new cookie recipe :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These sound lovely and I do love trying new cookie recipes.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. These look SO GOOD. So soft and mushy and chocolate-y <3

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  5. These look so good! X
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  6. These look SOOOO GOOD! x

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  7. these look so delish,I might give thema try this WE x

    todaysouhaila.blogspot.com

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  8. These sound and look amazing!! x

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    www.abeautyromance.com

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  9. Yummy! :)

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  10. Ugh these look sooooo good. If I bake them I'm not sure there are going to be any left to share


    - Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

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  11. I am SO gonna try these at the weekend! They look delicious!

    Fatima x www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I cannot wait to try these, they look so delicious!!!

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  13. Looks delicious! Can't wait to bake them myself. Your blog looks gorgeous <3

    https://annieslondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. thank you for this recipe inspired by Ben's Cookies! I had found a good one on YouTube years ago (which was then copied by Tanya Burr), except there was more chocolate. There was the same amount of sugar (300gr) but I found it too sweet.
    Yours look delicious though -and super chewy- I'm so going to try this !

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  15. These look so good Olivia, Bens cookies are amazing.

    Abigail Alice x

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  16. I am 100% trying these, they look absolutely amazing! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  17. Cookies look so good.
    http://www.yourbeautypantry.com

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  18. Is caster sugar a British term?

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  19. These look so delicious xx

    http://actuallyash.blogspot.com.au/

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  20. looks delicious! Thanks for sharing xx
    rachaelwithlove.blogspot.com.au

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  21. These look divine!! I am bookmarking this to make later!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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  22. These look so tasty!

    Emma | www.shespeaks18.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. These look so drool worthy!!

    Alana
    fortheloveofspring.blogspot.com

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  24. omg these look so so yummy! xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. These look so tasty! I'm going to make them tomorrow! xx
    https://harryssisters.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. MMMMM these look so good - I like to replace eggs with nut butter as it makes them super soft and gooey (and taste of snickers, as my mum says)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  27. Yummy these look good
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  28. Oh my these look exactly like Ben's cookies! I need to make them one day. I've only had Ben's cookies one but they are delicious. You could swap milk chocolate with dark, or with caramel chunks!

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Delicious. I'm definitely saving this recipe for the weekend! X

    Everything But The Kitchen

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  30. OMG these look incredible !! <3 xxx

    Lauren Rose: laurenrosestyle.com

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  31. Oh dear.. Cookie heaven. It's not 9.30pm and I am in desperate need of making these cookies! I'll definitely post a photo if I end up making some soon! :D

    Zoe | nuggetstumpblog.com

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