Chewy chocolate and marzipan cookies
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Marzipan works really well in this recipe to create mouth-watering gooey cookies that are full of sweetness. Served alongside a warm cup of tea, these cookies will become a family favourite. Soft brown sugar and caster sugar mixed together make these cookies extra sweet and spongy too. You could swap the milk chocolate chunks for dark chocolate for an even richer flavour.
- 125g butter.
- 200g soft brown sugar.
- 100g caster sugar.
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 220g plain flour.
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda.
- 1 egg.
- Splash of milk to combine.
- 200g dark chocolate
- 150g natural marzipan.
For a crisper cookie leave in the oven for 19 minutes.
- Pre-heat oven 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Soften the butter in a microwave for 20 seconds on high or until almost melted. Check every 10 seconds to ensure it has not totally melted.
- Cream the butter and both sugars together in a large mixing bowl.
- Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and place into the bowl with the butter and sugar.
- Chop the 200g bar of chocolate into chunks and add to the mixture. Cut the marzipan into cubes about 1cm squared and put aside, these will be placed on top just before going into oven.
- Crack an egg into a small separate bowl with the vanilla extract and beat lightly, use the egg to combine all the ingredients in the mixing bowl. Add a splash of milk if needed to form the dough.
- Drop the dough a heaped tbsp at a time onto a greased baking sheet. No need to make them flat as the heat will make them spread out as they cook. Leave a good 6-7 cm between each pile so they don’t stick together. Place 3-4 cubes of marzipan onto each cookie.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until the edges are a little toasted. Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them onto a cooling rack to cool completely.