Oh yes , Cookies & Creme IN a cookie . It’s a cookie-ception !
Yep , so after making the Hershey’s Chocolate and Almond Cookies last week , I decided to try out again this week with a slightly different recipe . Since I had about 5 bars of Hershey’s Cookies & Creme chocolate bars lying around , I decided to make use of them . This was another 3am baking crave !
Here’s the recipe for my Hershey’s Cookies & Creme Cookies !
(ignore the vanilla extract and missing egg)
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (or plain flour)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda (or as we call it bicarbonate of soda here)
1/4 tsp salt (both table or kosher is fine)
3/4 cup castor sugar (granulated sugar is fine too , just lessen the amount)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
3 bars of Hershey’s cookies and creme chocolate (or as many as you like , it’s really up to you)
1/4 cup of white chocolate chips (optional)
A large mixing bowl
A medium mixing bowl
A whisk or mixer
If you follow the recipe exactly , you would be able to make about 80-100 cookies . If you’d like a flatter , thinner cookie , go for about 1 tablespoon rounded off of dough , which will thus also increase the number of cookies made .
First , you want to chop up the chocolate bars into tiny squares . The sizes does not need to be equal .
Next , in the medium mixing bowl , add the flour , baking soda and salt . Mix them well and leave them aside .
Next , measure the amount of butter needed . Remember to have them at room temperature or melted , as you will need to mix them with the next few ingredients .
Then , measure the sugar .
In the large mixing bowl , add both the butter and sugar in . The mixing will be a little clumpy , but no worries . Next , add in the egg , which will add moisture and continue mixing til creamy as shown above .
(and a surprise appearance from my dog)
Gradually pour in the flour mixture , while mixing them together at the same time . I would suggest using your hands as I tried with a whisk and it went out of shape :<
Finally , pour in your chocolate bits into the dough and fold them into the dough evenly .
Set your trays with parchment (excuse my horrible tearing) and place your balls of dough on it .
If you chose to add the 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips , place 2-3 pieces onto the each cookie , which will then melt over them while it bakes .
Preheat the oven at 375 ºF (or 190 ºC) . The cookies , while baking , will rise and expand a little due to the baking powder , so be careful not to place them too close to one another .
I made three trays of cookies all set for different timings as shown below .
The first tray was left in the oven for about 10-15 minutes . The cookies are light beige in colour , rather soft and will melt in your mouth . The sweetness for the cookies are a tad higher than the other two trays as well . The bottom of the cookies were golden brown too as I left the tray on the oven while it cooled down .
The first tray of cookies are on the right .
The second tray of cookies on the left were left in the oven for 15-20 minutes , and as you can see , is a little more brown than the first tray . It cooked more thoroughly through . The cookies are more crunchy than soft in the middle . The level of sweetness is a little lesser than the first tray .
The first tray of cookies are on the top right , and second tray on the bottom right .
The third tray of cookies on the left were left in the oven for about 15-20 minutes as well but were also sized a little smaller than the first two trays . This in turn made the cookies bake faster and therefore didn’t require as much time to bake through . They are so much more brown compared to the first two trays . They are a little harder to bite through , and the surface of the cookies have started showing cracks . The level of sweetness between all three trays is the lowest , however it is still sufficiently sweet . There is also a slight burned smell and taste to it , which actually works with this recipe quite nicely .
And finally , after letting them cool for about 5-10 minutes , store them in a sealed container to prevent them from losing their crunch ! (and you can clearly see the difference in the colour of the cookies here .)
Remember that you’re adding sugar to the dough , as well as adding even more chocolate to it , so if you don’t fancy sweet foods , reduce the amount of sugar for the dough . The taste of the chocolate is apparent although not very strong . The biscuits smell and taste quite buttery as well if you bake them for less than 15 minutes .
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Love , Gee .
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