These cookies are an absolute delight, they are easy enough to make so are a fun recipe to share with children. They make a great addition to movie night treats or can be enjoyed with a nice mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
You will need
75g (3oz) butter (at room temp is best)
75g (3oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) light brown sugar
1 egg (beaten)
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
100g (3 ½ oz) milk chocolate chips
100g (3 ½ oz) fudge chunk pieces – these are sometimes sold as ice cream toppings (if you can’t find them you can buy some cheap fudge and chop It into small chunks).
Put the butter and sugars together into a mixing bowl and beat together until fluffy and pale. Add the flour and the egg and mix until smooth.
Stir in the chocolate chips and fudge pieces. Taking small bits of the batter, making them into balls (about the size of a walnut). Place these onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Make sure you leave enough room between the balls to allow the cookies to spread.
Bake in a pre-heated oven (Gas mark 4, 180c, 350f) for 10-12 minutes until golden.
Once you have removed them from the oven, leave on the baking tray to harden for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
If you can’t find or don’t want to use fudge, try replacing it with raisins or chopped glace cherries. This adds a fruity twist to the flavour and texture.
You could also swap the milk chocolate chips for white or dark chocolate to mix it up even more.