Chocolate cookies

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This recipe makes 10 generous size cookes. They are crunchy and yet gooey. Chopped chocolate and pecan nuts add crunch.
This recipe makes 10 generous size cookes. They are crunchy and yet gooey. Chopped chocolate and pecan nuts add crunch.
  • Makes: 10

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A crunch and yet gooey chocolate cookie. This has chopped chocolate and pecan nuts for added crunch. The cookie mixture can be prepared in advance and put in the freezer


  • 100g (3oz) butter, softened
  • 125g (4oz) light muscovado sugar
  • Yolk from 1 med egg
  • 125g (4oz) plain flour
  • 30g (1oz) cocoa powder
  • tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g bar dark chocolate (50-70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
  • 60g (2oz) pecan nuts, chopped
  • 2 baking sheets, lined with Teflon sheet

You can use other chopped nuts for this recipe


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, then sift in the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda and mix well. Cool for 5 mins.
  2. Add the chopped chocolate and nuts. Chill the mixture while the oven heats up to Gas Mark 5 or 190C.
  3. Divide the mixture into 10 and roll each portion into a ball. Arrange, spaced apart on the baking sheets and then press them to flatten them to about 1.5cm (in) thick. Bake for 10-12 mins until risen and cracked but still a bit soft and gooey.
  4. Cool for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 270(kcal)
  • Fat 17.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Thank you for this resipe finally l found this best cookies recipe


brill I ate it with some toffe sauce

Melanie H

Lovely gooey cookies, even the next day, best cookie recipe I've found


I made these without the cocoa (just adding a little extra flour) or any of the waiting around, and they were delicious. Highly recommended!


Why would it need to cool for 5 minutes on the first step? do you mean let it settle? or something?

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