double chocolate smarties cookies
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Double chocolate smartie cookies

Our favourite double chocolate chip muffins - deliciously light and chocolatey. A chocolate lovers delight and easy enough for kids to make.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookie
Servings: 12
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 170 g soft light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pack Smarties

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 170C/160C Fan and line 2 baking trays with baking paper

    Melt the butter and chocolate

    • Break 200g of the chocolate into small pieces. Pop it into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure you don’t let the bottom of the bowl touch the water.
    • Weigh out the butter and cut it into small pieces. Add it to your bowl. Allow it to melt slowly, stirring it occasionally.

    Mix the eggs and sugar

    • Weigh the sugar into a small bowl. If you have a freestanding mixer, add your sugar or just put it in a large mixing bowl.
    • Break the eggs into a small bowl to check for shell, then add it to your sugar. Add the vanilla extract.
    • Using your paddle attachment, a hand held whisk or wooden spoons, mix everything together.
    • Add the melted chocolate and butter mixer. Continue mixing everything on a slow speed until it is thoroughly combined.

    Add the dry ingredients

    • measure the flour into your small bowl. Add add the baking powder and salt. Add to your chocolate mixer a little at a time, mixing after each addition (we did it in 3 batches).
    • Roughly chop the remaining chocolate into small pieces and add to your mixture. Give it a final stir until it is evenly distributed.

    Make the cookies

    • Dollop 6 equal(ish) amounts of cookie mixture onto your baking trays. Make sure the cookies are spaced apart as they’ll spread a little in the oven.
    • Add some Smarties to the top of each cookie.

    Bake the cookies

    • Pop your baking trays in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them after they’ve been in for 10 minutes. They’re ready when the tops start to crack and they look glossy.
    • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes before putting them on a wire rack to cool completely.