Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.


Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate-y goodness!

I am always on the hunt for a really good biscuit recipe, something easy yet delicious that I can make over and over again. Last weekend I had a wonderful baking day with the lovely Sacha. She came armed with this recipe from so we decided to give it a go.

It is an American recipe so calls for cups. Luckily I do have a set of cup measures so didn't have to faff about converting anything.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure that the butter is at room temperature, or put the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds just to soften it up.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated and you're left with a luscious chocolate dough.
  • Make truffle-sized balls and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for exactly 8 minutes--no longer--no less.
  • Let them cool.
  • Enjoy! :).

    I couldn't believe how incredibly easy they were to make, we didn't use a mixer as the recipe suggested, but it was just as easy by hand! and I have to say they were absolutely delicious! I think the next time I make them I may add some chunks of chocolate jazz them up a bit.

    This weekend I am going to attempt some white chocolate cookies; wish me luck!

    Photo courtesy of the lovely Sacha at Covet Accessories