Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Wedding Triple Choc Cookies!

Since we're not having a professional photographer for our wedding, I decided to give the guests a photo scavenger hunt to get them all taking heaps of photos, and most of all, having fun!  I just made the grand prize for it today, which is a jar of triple chocolate cookies baked in wedding theme colours, in a beautiful glass cookie jar from the two dollar shop, and decorated with ribbon and netting I had left over from making my garter and hairpiece.

Luckily for me we got married at exactly the right time for a limited edition set of M&Ms to be available in exactly the right colours to match our wedding theme!  The theme is black and emerald green, and I was so lucky to stumble across the coconut M&Ms currently available in shops.  I used the green and white ones on the cookies, and saved the brown ones for other things ;)  Those things are seriously yummy though!!  I reckon this recipe would be good with the rice crispy ones too.

Triple Chocolate Wedding Cookies

Above is a photo of the cookies as they look spread out on a plate, and here is the finished prize in the cookie jar!  Pretty cool, hey?  

Cookie Jar Prize

There are also individual prizes for certain of the photos, e.g. funniest facial expression captured during ceremony etc., for which I have done up little glass jars filled with green and white lollies, and decorated with ribbon and material in theme colours as individual prizes.  

When making the grand prize today, I couldn't quite fit all of the cookies in the jar, so I got to try a couple (well, that's my excuse anyway!)  and they are to die for!!!  So yummy.... recipe below :)  They are gooey and moist, just the way a cookie should be, with lots and lots of chocolate :D


Triple Chocolate Cookies 

125g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (aka baking soda for all you Americans out there!)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
170g coconut M&Ms 

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, lightly grease two oven trays.  Best butter, vanilla, sugar and egg until smooth (do not overmix).  Mix in sifted dry ingredients, then mix in chocolate chips.  Place level tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto trays, leaving 5cm between cookies as they expand.  Press three or four M&Ms into the top of each cookie.  Bake approx 10 minutes.  Stand cookies for 5 minutes, then once hard enough, transfer to a wire rack to cool.


For the M&Ms, I used the limited edition coconut ones as they were the right colours, but you can use any type you like depending on what colours you want.  You could even use chocolate chips or another kind of lolly entirely if you want something different!  They turned out amazing!!  I am so going to have to make more batches of these in future :)