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Lush Squidgy Double Chocolate Cookies

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These cookies are a firm favourite in my family as they are richly decadent yet incredibly moreish. The texture is a gorgeous mix of soft and crumbly and they taste their best still warm from the oven for ultimate gooey-ness. Half my pleasure is in making them as I love licking fingerfuls of the unctious dough (in a very Nigella way) as I mix the ingredients together. I have been known to reserve some of the mix to be kept in the fridge for such indulgences!


Serves: 0

  • ¾ cup plain chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter (or margarine, softened)
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • ¼ cup soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Lush Squidgy Double Chocolate Cookies is a community recipe submitted by leiladukes and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 190 C.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter/margarine, sugars and vanilla essence. Add the egg and mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together. Add this dry mixture little by little to the first bowl, stirring well after each addition. Mix until richly coloured, gooey and uniformed throughout.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. Grease a baking sheet (I prefer to use spray-on stuff and then wipe the excess off with a paper towel). Use a teaspoon to scoop balls of the mix (I have a tiny ice cream scoop about the size of a melon baller which works very well) onto the baking sheet, leaving space between the lumps for them to spread out as they cook.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 mins. Because I like them squidgy, I remove the cookies when they still yield slightly to the touch-- remember they will firm up once they cool!
  • For a variation, add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, or try making with white chocolate chips for a two-tone effect.
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