I should call them ebony and ivory cookies I think. Anyway, I found a recipe on Baker By Nature and wanted to give it a shot because they looked pretty good. Mine don’t look that pretty, though they taste really good. It’s basically a chocolate chip cookie and brownie cookie rolled into one big cookie. It’s great when you want a bit of both.
The recipes though I wasn’t very sure of. She asks to chill the dough before baking, and her pictures show that the dough is quite loose. But when I chilled mine, it was quite solid and not ‘scoopable’. Secondly, she asks for the chocolate and butter to be cooked in a pan for 2 minutes. I wasn’t sure I wanted to do that. Instead, I melted the two together like how I do while making brownies (in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water).
Overall it’s a pretty good recipe. And the cookies taste even better when warmed through in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
15 mins per batch
Find the chocolate chip cookie dough recipe here.
Brownie cookie dough:
Butter at room temperature – 1/2 cup
Dark chocolate – 1/2 cup
Brown sugar – 1/2 cup
White sugar – 1/4 cup
Egg – 1 whole + 1 yolk
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Flour – 1 cup
Cocoa – 2 tbsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips – 1/2 cup
Once you have made the dough for the chocolate chip cookie, chill it in the fridge for 45 mins.
When you have 15 mins left make the brownie cookie dough.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pot of water over the stove.
After it has completely melted add the egg, yolk, sugars and vanilla. Mix well.
Now tip the flour, baking soda and cocoa in and gently fold. Don’t over mix, else cookies will become tough.
Preheat your oven at 190 degrees C.
Line your baking tray with parchment paper.
Pinch a lemon size ball of the chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie cookie dough.
Form a disc with the two of them right beside each other making sure there are no air gaps in between them.
Stick chocolate chips in them. Say, 3-4 per cookie.
Place them on the tray and bake for 15 mins.
Reheat them for 15 seconds in a microwave before serving.