Weekend recipe: Choc Philly Choc Chunk Cookies

During school holidays it seems almost impossible to keep up with the food demands of a house filled with kids and teens.

Baking is definitely something that stretches that food budget further and usually I’ve got the ingredients sitting in the cupboard ready to go. Or I’ll improvise.

Choc Philly Choc Chunk Cookies

This week’s improvisation came about because of the addition of Choc Philly to the fridge. And yes, it’s as delish as it sounds. Kind of like adding cheesecake to your toast but not too sweet thanks to the cheesey content. In these cookies, I substituted part of the butter content for the Philly. The result was a biscuit with a more fudgey centre.

Also in the cupboard I found a stray block of dark bubble chocolate (I know, it’s like finding a $20 in a handbag you haven’t used in a while). Instead of scoffing it all myself, I selflessly cut it up into chunks to use instead of choc chips into my regular biscuit recipe for some extra oozey, chocolately goodness.

My regular go-to biscuit recipe is the Choc Chip Cookies recipe from the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook. You don’t need a Thermomix to make this recipe so I’ve compiled this recipe assuming you don’t have one.

Those who do have a Thermomix, just turn to p128 of the Everyday Cookbook and make the Choc Philly and choc chunk substitutions as listed below to suit. I did add the choc chunks AFTER taking the mixture out of the Thermomix bowl as I find you just don’t get an even mix using the reverse + speed soft method in the bowl. Maybe that’s just me.

Weekend recipe: Choc Philly Choc Chunk Cookies
 
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This is a quick and easy biscuit/cookie recipe that includes extra chocolately goodness and texture thanks to Choc Philly.
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Serves: 15-18
Ingredients
  • 100g almond meal
  • 180g butter, at room temperature
  • 70g Choc Philly
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour
  • 40g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 155g Cadbury Dark Bubbly Block (or any other chocolate block), cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream together Choc Philly, butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth and well combined.
  3. Beat in eggs.
  4. Stir in all dry ingredients in three batches to form dough.
  5. Mix in choc chunks – I find that using your hands works best.
  6. Take about two dessert spoonfuls of mixture and roll into balls. This makes a medium-sized biscuits.
  7. Place on baking trays and slightly press each ball down.
  8. Cook in oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  9. Let cool slightly on tray, then transfer to wire rack.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Do you like this idea of mixing in some Choc Philly?

PS. Vintage enamel plate bought at Dirty Janes in Bowral last weekend. From 1914 apparently. 

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  • Bev Williams-Krause

    I made these yesterday…Yum! I replaced 30g of flour with cocoa powder for a double choc version. They also freeze well too!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Smart thinking Bev … will do same next time!

  • Paula

    I have never heard of choc Philly? Where have I been??

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I don’t think it’s been out for very long but I warn you … it’s pretty amazing. You won’t be able to stop buying!

  • Poopsie

    Nikki did you try these with gluten-free flours? Look very yummy!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I haven’t as yet … that way I didn’t eat any ;)

  • Kelly

    Sounds and looks delicious. I might just make these tonight!! PS. Love the way you have the recipes set out which make it really easy to print. Have a good weekend Nikki.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I’ve just started using this Kelly and found out the creator of this template is based not far from where I live! Small world.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Wow the plate is lovely and I’m not sure as I am lactose intolerant I don’t cook much with philly or cheeses but I am sure the family would like them ,I just made a big batch of Absoulte Amy’s Bill Granger choc chip oatmeal cookies and they are yum,thanks for sharing Nikki and yes finding a whole block of Chocolate in the pantry is Gold!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      yes, not sure this recipe is one for you Lisa!

  • Georgie C

    Am thinking very seriously about getting a Thermomix- what’s your verdict- worth the money? P.S. The cookies look delicious!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      If you cook a lot and really like to create meals from scratch in a hurry then yes. We’ve had ours for 3.5 years and there is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t use it for something. When it first arrived I made it a habit to cook using it every day and the habit has stuck. So, yes I do. We couldn’t live without ours now.

  • Arrjaydub

    Please make these for me!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Done … they may be a little too squishy by the time they get to you but will still taste good. x