This is the last of the cookies that I made for the Twookie Party. This is also the recipe that I think might be slightly wonky, but it does still work and makes pretty tasty cookies.
I've modified it again a little from the original version in the Best-Ever Book of Cookies by Catherine Atkinson. I have lessened the amount of plain chocolate in the mix and left off putting more plain chocolate pieces on the top of the cookies. I found this made them quite rich and hard to eat, but if you would like to try it, change the 60g of plain chocolate to 200g, of which you put half in the mixture and blob the other half on the tops of the cookies before they go into the oven.
I found that these cookies were ideal for using up all the spare chocolate we had hanging around our kitchen, some of it which was quite out of date, but still good for cooking with. So in the pictures if you think a piece of chocolate looks a lot like the bottom of a Lindt bunny, it probably is.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. weigh out 100g of the plain chocolate and put in a glass bowl. Put some boiling water into a saucepan that is slightly smaller than your bowl so that the bowl can sit in it without touching the water. Put the pot on a low heat so that the water stays just under a simmer to help melt the chocolate. Let the chocolate slowly melt.
While the chocolate is melting, roughly chop up the white chocolate, milk chocolate and remaining 60g of plain chocolate and put to one side along with the halved macadamia nuts.
Take the melted chocolate off the hob. Add the butter and vanilla essence, stir both through the mixture. The butter will melt into the warm chocolate.
Now add the sugar. You may have to mush up the sugar a little with your wooden spoon to make sure it's not clumping.
Once the sugar is mixed in, add the flour and carefully stir into the chocolate mixture. It will pull together to form a dough.
Add the chopped chocolate pieces and nuts. Mix into the chocolate dough as best you can. You might find that you need to use your hands for this.
Don't worry if the mixture looks a little bit crumbly at this point, it does come together nicely in the oven to make pretty tasty cookies. The next thing to do is grease the 2 baking trays very well.
Then, as the mixture is so crumbly I took a spoonful of the mix, squished it together a little in my hands and then put it onto the tray. I fitted 9 on one tray and 8 on my other, smaller tray. Put into the oven and bake for 10 - 12 mins.
When they come out of the oven, leave them to cool on their trays for at least 5 mins as they will be very soft and difficult to move. Once they've cooled a bit and become a little harder, move carefully to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
There you have it, triple chocolate cookies. Let me know what you think, and how you get on with the recipe. I think an egg might pull it together a little better, but they work as is anyway.