People are so generous. But unfortunately, sometimes when people are generous, a ten year old receives a dozen selection boxes/tubs of sweets/chocolates over Christmastime! No I’m not joking! We have so much, we could open a shop!
So what do you do?
Well Beth and I decided to mush them up and make cookies!
Fancy making some?
You will need:
A selection of chocolates. Three full size or four if you’re using some snack sized ones, as we did. These are the ones we used.
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup light =brown sugar
3/4 plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup porridge oats
1 cup melted butter
- Chop your chocolate bars into fairly small pieces.
- Set the pieces aside.
- Combine all over ingredients
- Now you have two choices either add the chocolate bar chunks and mix in using a mixer or stir in gently. We used a mixer and the chocolate chunks were pretty much blended! If you stir them in gently you might end up with a less even bake, but the cookies will look more interesting and you’ll have lovely ooey gooey bits!
- Allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 190/375/ Gas mark 5
- Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking tray (I use a silicone one) and squash down. Leave a little room as the mixture will spread.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool for a little while on the tray and then remove to a cooling wire.
These are quite soft cookies and are a yummy way to make use of all that chocolate you’ve been left with after Christmas.
So much for not eating the bars all at once: the cookies are almost gone already!!