Sunday baking: gooey cookies

Happy Sunday all, 

Last Thursday I deciding to do some baking with my little brother (little being 13 this year but I still feel like he’s the baby of the family). Anyway, they were incredible and had a few recipe requests so I had to share with you. I found this recipe on BBC Food but switched it up a little. I also halved the BBC amounts as they make four trays worth and they were so huge they melted into one! So below is the halved proportions.

Pre heat over to 180C/350F/Gas 4
Line two baking trays with baking paper and spray with oil/lightly grease

137g unsalted butter
137g soft light brown sugar
112g granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract (I added a little more as I love vanilla)
237 plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
200g (I added half a galaxy bar, half a Malteser bar and half a milky way bar - I didn’t weigh it at all)
sea salt (I used pink himalayan salt)
Optional - marshmallows 



  1. Put the butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric hand whisk until smooth and light in colour. 

  2. Break in the eggs one at a time, mixing as you break in each egg. Once the eggs are combined, add the vanilla extract.

  3. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix in with a wooden spoon until completely incorporated. Add the chocolate chunks and mix in until thoroughly combined.

  4. Use two teaspoons to spoon mixture into golf ball sized amounts. You can use your hands to flatten slightly. The dough should make roughly 13-14 cookies.

  5. Place trays in the centre of the oven and cook for 10 minutes. The dough should look golden brown around the edges but still be very soft as they Harden once cooled.

  6. Once cooked, place the parchment paper the cookies are on onto a cooling rack to cool quicker. If you don’t have a cooling rack, just lay on the side.

  7. The cookies will take around 10 minutes to harden but will still be warm. you can then use a spatula to remove from parchment paper.

  8. EATTT!


They really are very simple and quick to make. These are honestly phenomenal. You can even scoop some ice cream on top while they’re still slightly warm. Mmmm.. I’m now about to demolish one. 

Let me know what you think of these and send me pictures of your finished cookies! 

See you soon,

Meg xx

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