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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Chocolate chip cookie dippers

Chocolate chip cookie dippers

Two weeks into the new healthy eating routine! Woo-hoo! Lets celebrate with some cake... no, wait. Scratch that. Let me start over.

Two weeks into the new healthy routine and I am not craving cake and sweet stuff too much. I do miss bread though – not just eating it but also the convenience of having toast in the morning or a slice with soup. My children on the other hand are not sure what to make of this new state of affairs, used as they are to regularly coming home to layer cakes, pies or cookies. I think this is why the one time I made some cake last week they didn't so much eat it as inhale it! Bless their little cake-deprived socks...

This Sunday they had some friends over so I felt duty-bound to bake something – after all I have a reputation to maintain! These chocolate chip cookie dippers are ready in only 30 minutes and they are completely irresistible. Even more so if you serve them with chocolate marshmallow fondue sauce! I had to refrain from eating any but I did try a bite or two – for quality control purposes you understand. This is the perfect thing to serve at a birthday party – I can guarantee that children (young and old) will love it!

I should mention that I used up the leftover Christmas chocolate in the sauce – so a few Santas were sacrificed for this recipe. I would strongly recommend you use dark chocolate (or a mix of dark and milk) as it tastes much better. I also used mostly wholegrain spelt flour in the cookies but I think it made them too crumbly so I have adjusted the recipe accordingly.

Chocolate chip cookie dippers

Chocolate chip cookie dippers
95g | 3.3oz unsalted butter at room temperature
150g | 5.3oz soft brown sugar
1 large egg
150g | 5.3oz plain flour
90g | 3.2oz wholegrain flour (or spelt flour)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon salt
handful milk chocolate buttons

For the marshmallow chocolate sauce
150g |  5.3oz  dark chocolate chopped small
150ml | 5.3fl oz whole milk (or cream)
300g | 10.5oz mini vanilla marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla paste

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180C | 350F. Line a small deep-sided tin (28x17cm/11x7in) with baking paper, letting the edges overhang.
2. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
3. Add the egg and beat to combine. Stop the mixer and scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
4. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon and beat to combine. The dough should form a ball around the blade.
5. Press the dough into the prepared tin and then press chocolate buttons over the top in straight lines - bearing in mind that you will cut the cookie into slices.
6. Bake for 18-25 minutes until the edges start to colour. Cool slightly then remove from the tin and carefully slice with a sharp knife. Spread the slices on a baking tray and return to the (turned off but warm) oven to dry out slightly.
7. Prepare the sauce. Gently heat the milk and vanilla until small bubbles appear around the edge of the saucepan then pour over the chopped chocolate. Let it stand for a couple of minutes then stir so the chocolate melts. 
8. Return to the pan and add the marshmallows – stir over low heat until the marshmallows melt. (You can also heat in the microwave on medium setting in short bursts.)
9. Serve the cookies with little pots of the sauce so that everyone can dip to their hearts content!

Notes: To make the sauce in the Vitamix, add the chocolate, vanilla and milk in the container then run the soup programme. Add the marshmallows and use the variable speed to mix until they are blended into the sauce. The sauce will get set as it cools.

Chocolate chip cookie dippers
Chocolate chip cookie dippers


18 comments:

  1. diet be blown!... these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!... love that they're not quite chocoletty enough so lets dip them into more chocolate!

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    1. You can never have too much chocolate. I am from the more is more school of thought when it comes to desserts!

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  2. Cheat days are okay every once in a while. I love these little dipper sticks and am thinking they might be a perfect treat for my next game night.
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  3. Oh man. I'm so glad you posted these. They're exactly what I'm craving right now! Perfect for the game this weekend. Pinned!

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  4. These just look incredible! I don't think they'd last very long around me...! x

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  5. Screw the diet! I want these chocolate chip dippers NOW! They look so cute and tempting. :-p

    xoxox

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  6. Wow... okay, I'm totally making these tomorrow! xxx

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  7. I love those little dippers. The chocolate chips are all neatly lined up like buttons on a sweater. So cute. Saw them on foodgawker and had to come over to leave a comment!

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    1. Thanks for popping by! I did place those buttons with precision : )

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  8. I like your style! "Dipping" is how I get my little girls to eat! I am a huge fan!

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    1. thanks Kimberly! Although to be fair I don't have to do much arm twisting when it comes to chocolate!

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  9. Oh god.. this is basically my dream on a plate. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and turning them into dippers that are paired with a marshmallow chocolate sauce is just so dangerously delicious Lucy!

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  10. No bread either Lucy! You are very good. But there's no way I could resist these :-)

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  11. I need a big bowl of these..... perfect for winter blues. Sod the diet.... they look too good! I will definitely be making that marshmallow chocolate sauce for sure!!!!

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  12. These make any ones new years resolutions go straight out the window ..

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  13. These are so much fun I love them, that sauce looks to die for as well...

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  14. I love this idea and really want to make it for my friends but I was wondering if this recipe will work without the whole grain flour and what should I use instead?

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    1. Absolutely Katie – just replace with plain flour instead. Hope you enjoy them!

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