Half and Half Cookies

Sometimes I can’t decide if I want to eat regular chocolate chip cookies or double chocolate cookies. Usually I just eat both. But these are great to make if you want both flavours in one cookie. 

Um…..ok to be honest I am just trying to find a justification for making these. I just thought they would look good. That was the main reason I made them. 

Video Tutorial

A few tips

To make these cookies, you’re going to make two different doughs, and then later on you will put the doughs together. It’s a pretty easy recipe to make but here are just a few tips:

Make the chocolate dough first

The chocolate dough is a little softer and stickier than the plain dough. So it’s best to make this first, then leave it in the fridge, so it has time to set up a little, whiles you make the other dough.

Use some oil on your hands

To make the cookie dough balls, you’re going to get pieces of both doughs, press them together and then roll this into a ball, using your hands.

When doing this, you might find that the dough is sticking to you hands, making it harder to get smooth cookie dough balls. This doesn’t always happen it just depends on how warm your kitchen is. But rubbing your hands with a little oil will help!

Leave a large gap between the cookies when baking

Most of my cookie recipes don’t spread much because I prefer thicker cookies. But for these, I was going for a more flat, thinner cookie.

In the oven, these spread quite a bit, so make sure to leave enough gap between them so that they don’t turn into one cookie.

Do I have to let the cookie dough balls chill before baking?

YES. These cookies are made with melted butter. Therefore, they need some to chill before baking.

I know I said I was going for thinner, flatter cookies for these. But if you bake them straight away, they will spread too much in the oven and end up too flat. So before baking, leave them in the fridge.

30 minutes is long enough, but you could also leave them for up to 3 days. 

Freezing these

With any cookies, if you want to freeze the cookie dough balls, you can. Most of the time when I make cookies, I just bake 6 and then leave the rest in the freezer.

Just put the cookie dough balls in a zip-loc bag and you can leave them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Now whenever you want some cookies, you can bake them straight away. Just make sure to bake them for a few minutes longer. 

 

Half and Half Cookies

Ingredients
Makes: 12

  • Chocolate cookie dough:
  • 120g unsalted butter

  • 50g cocoa powder

  • 150g granulated sugar

  • 50g brown sugar

  • 2 egg

  • 200g plain flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 100g chopped white chocolate (optional)

  • For the plain dough:
  • 120g unsalted butter

  • 100g brown sugar

  • 100g granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • 220g plain flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 100g chopped dark chocolate (optional)

Directions

  • Making the chocolate dough:
  • Start by melting your butter, then pour this into a large bowl. Add the cocoa powder to this and whisk it in.
  • Once all the cocoa powder has dissolved, mix in both sugars, and then mix in the eggs too.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add this into the other bowl and mix until you can't see any flour any more.
  • Now mix in the chopped chocolate. Leave this dough in the fridge whiles you make the second dough.
  • Making the plain dough:
  • Once again, melt the butter then pour this into a large bowl.
  • Add both sugars and the vanilla to the melted butter, mix, then mix in the egg.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together. Add this into the other bowl and mix until you can't see any flour any more.
  • Add in the chopped chocolate.
  • Making the cookie dough balls:
  • Once both doughs have been made, you can make the cookie dough balls.
  • Get around 60g of the chocolate dough, roll this into a ball. Then get around 60g of the plain dough and roll this into a ball too.
  • Now get both of these, slightly press them together, and then roll this into one ball. Keep repeating this until you've used all of your dough.
  • Place these cookie dough balls onto a plate or tray, then leave them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Baking the cookies:
  • About 10 minutes before you're ready to bake your cookies, pre-heat your oven to 180c/350f.
  • Get a large baking tray and line it with baking paper, then add the chilled cookie dough onto this. These cookies spread quite a bit, so make sure to leave enough gap between them. I only bake 6 on a tray at a time.
  • Bake for around 22-25 minutes. Once they're baked, leave them on the tray for around 10 minutes so they have time to set and then enjoy!
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