When going on a picnic you need to include something sweet. Preferably a cake or cookies of some sort and definitely something chocolatey! I made these moreish double chocolate chop cookies for a recent picnic with a friend and they went down a treat with both kids and adults alike.
I accidentally forgot them in the oven though (I know, how is that even possible when the whole house is filling up with divine chocolate aromas?!) so they were probably in for about 10 minutes longer than what they were supposed to, but that just seemed to have improved the flavour, or rather the texture of them. They were supposed to have ‘firm edges and a soft middle’ according to the recipe but, as I prefer my cookies crisp rather than chewy, they turned out perfect!
125 g soft unsalted butter
125 g caster sugar
2 tbsp condensed milk
125 g self-raising flour
50 g cocoa
pinch of salt
100 g white chocolate, cut onto chunks
1) Preheat oven to 150C
2) Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
3) Beat in the condensed milk, then add the flour, cocoa and a pinch of salt
4 ) Stir in the chocolate chunks
5) Roll into walnut sized balls and place on a baking sheet
6) Flatten them slightly then bake for about 25 mins, or slightly longer if wanting crisper cookies
7) Cool on a rack and enjoy with a big glass of milk, or a cuppa