The restaurant I work for is taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s coffee morning and, as I was unable to attend, I made some cookies for it. The recipe is taken from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. All across the UK these coffee mornings are being held in late September/early October for people to attend and buy cakes and coffee in order to raise money for Macmillan. It’s such a worthwhile cause and if there is one being held near you you should definitely attend.
Double Chocolate Cookies
- 200g plain chocolate
- 50g butter
- 396g can condensed milk
- 225g self-raising flour
- 65g milk or white chocolate buttons
Lightly grease 3 baking trays. Break up the chocolate and gently melt it along with the butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stir occasionally. Stir in the condensed milk, take off the heat and cool.
Mix in the flour and the chocolate buttons and chill the mixture until firm enough to handle. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Place large teaspoonfuls of the mixture spaced well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. The cookies should still look soft and will glisten. Don’t overcook as they will be come very hard. Carefully remove with a palette knife and cool on a wire rack.
For more information on Macmillan Cancer Support and the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning go to their website.