Fudge cookies recipe

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Our simple white chocolate fudge and hazelnut cookies are perfect for making with the kids on a lazy weekend. Delicious, sweet and crunchy too

Makes10
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

These dark golden fudge cookies are speckled with chunks of white chocolate and hazelnut as well as sweet, sticky fudge pieces.

Sometimes more is more with cookies, so we've thrown nuts, chocolate and fudge into this recipe for a triple whammy of flavours. The result is a really more-ish biscuit that is great with a cup of mid-afternoon tea. In fact, they're great for when you're heading into a slump. Don't crush the hazelnuts too much: you want them to be nice and chunky. The same applies to the pieces of chocolate. That way you get a lovely mix of oozy, chewiness and biscuit-y crunch.

Ingredients

  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 125g light soft brown sugar
  • 50g white chocolate chunks
  • 50g fudge chunks
  • 50g chunky crushed hazelnuts
  • 125g melted butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, chocolate, fudge and hazelnuts in a bowl and add the butter, egg and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients together until they are thorough combined.
  3. Form the mixture into golf-ball-sized pieces and put them on greased baking trays, flattening each to form cookies. Make sure that the cookies are spaced well apart, to allow for them to spread while cooking.
  4. Bake the cookies in the oven for 20 mins, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.

Top tip for making fudge cookies:

Fudge chunks can be found in the baking section of most supermarkets, and an easy way to crush the hazelnuts is to put them in a plastic bag and beat them with a rolling pin.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Octavia Lillywhite

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.