Hidden gem cookies

So I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is probably the most versatile cookie recipe I’ve ever come across and it never fails to impress. I followed the same method as here but with different add ins. I’ve tried it before with Rolos and they worked a treat, better even than these.  Still, it’s all about trying new things and the Galaxy bites were the first caramel/toffee chocolate I saw so I rolled with them.Image

For the cookie dough:

(I’ve converted the recipe this time)

  •  170 g soft unsalted butter
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 125g  all-purpose flour
  • 125g  bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 100g milk chocolate (I chopped into chunks because I had no chips)
  • 100g milk chocolate chunks
  • 140g bag Galaxy bites or other chocolate

The amount of chocolate you use depends on how big your cookies are, I usually make about 30 from this recipe so one bag was more than enough to have some hidden bites plus decoration. I’d definitely add some more chocolate chips and chunks next time, the dough seemed a bit bare.

Cream your butter then add the sugars and cream again until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla, again creaming until nice and light.

Add the dry ingredients and incorporate them well before folding in your 4. chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into balls and now it’s time for the hidden gem bit to come in.

Half your cookie dough balls and make an indent in each your thumb.

Press a galaxy bite into the middle, sandwich together and reshape them.


I chopped up leftover bites and stuck them onto the top of the cookie dough balls.

This bit is really, really important – chill the dough in the fridge for AT LEAST 2 hours before cooking. Overnight is preferable and they can chill for up to a week. If you don’t want to make a huge batch of cookies then freeze some so that you can use them as you please.

When ready to bake heat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Bake the cookies for no longer than ten minutes, I usually find 9 is best they look underdone but they’re meant to, they get chewier as they cool – if you move them right way they will fall apart so do let them cool down before transferring to a wire rack or plate

Image They went down well with everyone and you could easily change the galaxy bites for another toffee type chocolate, or any chocolate, whatever takes your fancy!


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