These cookies were an accident. Not the most enticing start to a blog post but it's true. Which makes me extra pleased to report that they are in fact wonderful.
I set out to make these cookies from Handle the Heat. Sometimes I want to bake so many things that I don't know what to bake. However, this recipe caught my eye as soon as it popped into my email inbox, so much so that I knew I had to bake them. After breakfast I headed into the kitchen. Aaaaaand forgot to put the sugar in.
Yep, that's right. I accidentally created a low sugar chocolate chip cookie that tastes beautiful. I didn't forget the honey or the molasses that I use to make my oown brown sugar instead of buying it so there is still some sweetness. The generous chunks of milk and dark chocolate add to that too so you won't miss the sugar in the slightest. Tessa describes her cookie recipe as a digestive biscuit in chewy chocolate chip cookie form and that is exactly what I was reminded of at my first bite.
These cookies have a slightly crisp edge with a soft, deliciously tender inside that practically melts in your mouth. They stay soft and yielding too, making you return again and again for another portion of delight. The flavour is sublime - using a well flavoured honey only adds to that while the little bit of molasses adds a touch of caramel which I will never, ever argue with. Then the chocolate. Hand cut chunks prevail throughout as little pockets of sweet and creamy rewards while more sit invitingly on top.
Are you a dark chocolate digestive fan or a milk chocolate lover? I used to only touch dark chocolate digestives but I'm being slowly turned towards milk, making the combination I used here perfect. Use whatever chocolate prefer - white would be good too. What's more, these cookies are egg free so will cater to a group of people who normally miss out on such treats. Whatever your diet, I reckon it's time to put the kettle on.
New Method Chocolate Chip Cookies
Imagine a soft baked chewy chocolate chip cookies crossed with a digestive biscuit and you've got these cookies in one. Hand cut the chocolate for large chunks in eat bite. As an added bonus they are low sugar too!
- 310g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 115g cold butter, cubed
- 4 tbsp milk
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 200g your favourite chocolate, chopped
1. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of sida and cinnamon. Rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. Mix together the honey, molasses, milk and vanilla then pour into the flour/butter. Mix together until combined evenly then stir in the chocolate. 2. Squeeze the dough together into a disc and wrap in cling film. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.3. After at least two hours, set the oven to 180 C/160 C fan and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Roll the dough into balls and place on the baking sheet, pressing down slightly. My cookies weighed about 35g each.4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes then remove from the oven, waiting a few minutes for the cookies to firm up before transferring to a wire rack. Cool the baking sheet and bake the rest of the cookie dough as before.