Do you ever have one of those days...one of those days when nothing goes right? Well last week everyday was one of those days! Hal got a bug and then a bad cold and then Pete and I started to feel ill too. When I have a week like last week, I don't really have time to bake. But isn't it in those moments when you just really want a plate of cookies?
So this recipe is a bit of a cheat. It's for those days...those weeks when you are too tired to bake something complex, but you need that plate of cookies.
Using a boxed Brownie mix for these cookies means they are really fudgey and delicious, and the Christmas spices compliment the dark chocolate wonderfully.
1 box brownie mix
3Tbsp plain flour
1Tbsp Christmas Spice Mix*
1C dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 175.
Combine the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and oil and mix until a stiff dough forms. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and drop rounded scoops of mixture using a mechanical ice cream scoop onto the baking tray. Leave about an inch of space between the scoops as the cookies spread in the oven.
Bake for 10-12mins, until the cookies have spread and the tops look cracked. Remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool for 10mins before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
*I found this is M&S, but if you can't find any you can make your own by combining cinnamon, ginger, ground juniper berries and grated orange zest.