Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Just 10 sleeps until Santa comes down your chimney!
When Santa comes down my chimney, I want him to be greeted by something special. I figured that when he visits most homes on his endless list, he’d be greeted with treats. No wonder he has a strapping waistline eh?
My home will be warm and cosy for Santa’s arrival. The fire will be off (obviously) and there will be a warm festive glow from my Christmas tree directing Santa, like aircraft landing lights, to his destination. He’ll shuffle under the weight of his giant sack breathing a big sigh of relief after he’s perfectly set all the goodies under the tree.
He will then make his way to the chimney to continue his insane travels when he sees his reward, chocolate brownie cookies. A treat so good, even a full Santa couldn’t refuse a cheeky nibble.
He smiles as he takes a big bite. Greeted by an overwhelming rich and decedent chocolate taste. A happy sigh escapes as he takes another bite relishing the crunchy slightly chewy outer yet super soft centre. He signs his name on the bottom of the note the children had left for him and leaves.
Chocolate Brownie Cookies Recipe
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Yield: 16-18 cookies
- 7oz dark chocolate, chopped (or chips)
- 45g (3 tbsp) unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup granulated white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup plain (all-purpose) flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In the microwave, melt the butter and chocolate in 1 minute increments or alternatively, in a double boiler. Whisk until smooth and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Using an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and pale – about 10-15 minutes.
- Fold in flour, baking powder and melted chocolate. Mix to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the batter to thicken.
- In the meantime, preheat oven to 180℃/350℉/Gas Mark 4.
- Scoop batter onto prepared baking sheet, no bigger than a tablespoon size. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then gently transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Hope you enjoyed my little story above. It’s been one of those days today. I’ve been fed up and unhappy but as always, the loved ones come to the rescue.
- My daughter wrote a story at school in her spare time. Yes, you read that right. It’s very creative and cheered me up. It inspired me to write a happy story too.
- I got a hamper of goodies from a mystery someone!!!!
About 4 hours ago, I had an unexpected visitor. I opened the door to a man, a stranger. He stood there with a with a decorated box of goodies packaged with cellophane… a hamper. I didn’t process that this was actually for me.
He explained that he was from the ‘basket brigade‘ and that someone in my local community has nominated me to receive a hamper. I just stood there. All I could say was ‘wow, thank you’ repeatedly. I was speechless. I asked if he knew who it was, he didn’t.
Whoever you are and if you’re by chance reading this, THANK YOU so very much!! My faith in the Christmas spirit has truly been restored.
Has anyone ever done anything for you that totally took you by a happy surprise?
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