For one of those moments when you really, really want something sweet to go with your night-cap (of tea, of course) but there is nothing already in the cupboards. These cookies are mega simple to make and once you make the basic mix you can finish it any way you fancy.
I have done two lots in the last week as the first time my little angels ate them before I had a chance to photograph the finished cookies. Kids! Eh?
You need to preheat the oven to 180C and line some large baking sheets. They need to be spaced well apart so do 2 sheets or cook it in two batches.
The basic ingredients and instructions are:
~Beat together 125g softened butter and 175g caster sugar until light and fluffy
~Add 1 egg and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and mix until smooth
~Sift in 125g plain flour, 35g cocoa powder and 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda and beat until we’ll mixed
~With dampened hands, roll walnut sized pieces of dough into smooth balls and place well apart on the baking sheets
~Bake for 10-12 minutes until set
You can add your own twist on them. For a less sweet finish I added smoked sea salt and half a glacè cherry to mine before baking but you could roll each ball in granulated sugar before baking if you want them extra sweet. Or drizzle them with melted chocolate when cooled (I have to try them this way)
Smoked Sea Salt and Cherry Midnight Cookies
Super Coated Midnight Cookies
Nice to add as a treat to a school packed lunch 🙂