It's April. My exams start on May 11th. The ones which decide what degree classification I get after four years of battling chemistry. This means I should be revising. But hey, I made cookies instead!
Of course I made cookies. I'm an excellent procrastibaker and I needed to at least try and relax. I also needed something really chocolatey that I could keep reaching for. Over and over. Anything to get me through the next couple of months. May 29th is when it is all over people. Watch this space!
These cookies were the result of finding some sharing bags of Aero bubble reduced. Not the usual mint ones but the rare milk and white chocolate Asro bubbles. Of course, I had to buy a couple of bags to add to my stash. I had intended to use them as decoration for some marble cupcakes but then I got upset so ate one bag. I can't remember what over but at a guess it was probably over my dissertation. The relief I felt when I clicked submit was immense.
So these cookies. I've been here before with a mint Aero bubbles version. These though are something else. Each bite is met with the slightest resistance from the outer shell of crunchiness that is wished for in the best cookies. On reaching the sumptuously chewy core you are met with an intense chocolate hit with just enough sweetness to balance the sweet and creamy white chocolate, the Aero bubbles adding a layer of fun pleasure to a grown up chocolate cookie.
I know an office of scientists that would have enjoyed these. Trouble is, they never made it that far.
Double Chocolate Aero Bubbles Cookies
Crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy fudge like interior these cookies are deeply chocolatey and packed full of the rare milk and white chocolate Aero bubbles.
- 115g butter
- 190g sugar
- 1 heaped tsp molasses
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 0.75 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 175g plain flour
- 45g cocoa powder
- 230g Aero bubbles (2 sharing bags)
Instructions1. Melt the butter with the sugar and molasses in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly.
2.Mix in the egg, then egg yolk, then vanilla. Sift in the bicarbonate of soda, plain flour and cocoa and stir together until the dry ingredients are almost incorporated.
3. Crush the Aero bubbles so some are in small pieces and some are still whole. Mix into the cookie dough, reserving a few to go on top of each cookie if you wish.
4. Set the oven to 180 C/160 C fan and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Place balls of cookie dough on the tray, making them reasonably tall. Don't have more than 12 cookies on each tray.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 mins, depending on how soft you prefer your cookies - tey will look underdone. Mine weighed about 35g each and I baked them for 10 mins. Leave on the baking tray for a few mins then carefully remove to a wire rack. Divide the rest of the dough into balls and repeat. If you've saved some Aero bubbles pieces, gently press them into the warm cookies now.
I'm sharing these cookies with CookBlogShare run by Lucy at Supergolden Bakes and Bake of the Week run by Helen from Casa Costello. Also, Tea Time Treats where the theme is chocolate this month. Karen from Lavender and Lovage alternates as host with Janie from The Hedgecombers. My use of Aero bubbles makes them suitable for the candy themed Biscuit Barrel too. Alexandra from The Lass in the Apron is hosting for me while I finish of my degree and I couldn't be more grateful.