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Half & Half Cookies

22 Jun 2014

Who needs to decide on one cookie flavour, when you can make these Half & Half Cookies and have two? These are the perfect solution to those indecisive baking days, and they are not only delicious, soft and chewy, but also look pretty unique.

I got the idea for these from Sally’s Peanut Butter Swirls, but as I don’t like peanut butter in my cookies, I used and adapted the recipe for her Chocolate Chip Chewy Cookies.

You will need:

280g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 teaspoon cornstarch/cornflour
50g cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
175g unsalted butter, melted
150g light brown sugar, loosely packed
100g granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
180g chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Step 1: Mix together the flour, baking powder, cornflour and salt in a large bowl. Move half of the dry ingredients into another bowl, and add the cocoa powder to this bowl. This will be your chocolate half.

Step 2: Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the egg, then the egg yolk. Finally, whisk in the vanilla.

Step 3: Pour half the wet ingredients into one bowl of dry ingredients, and the other half into the other bowl. Mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula.

Step 4: Add the chocolate chips to each bowl and fold them in. Cover the dough with a tea towel or cling film and chill for 2 hours, or up to 3 days. Chilling is mandatory because it helps the softness and it prevents your cookies from spreading in the baking tray.

Step 5: Remove both bowls of dough from the fridge and leave them at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Pick up almost a tablespoon of normal dough, and the same of chocolate, and mould the two together so that they form one cookie. If you want smallish, thick cookies like mine then flatten the dough as I have done in the picture above. If you want thinner and large cookies then flatten them even more. Place each finished cookie onto a greased baking tray.

Step 6: Bake your cookies for 11-13 minutes at 175ºc (fan oven). Your cookies will seem slightly undercooked but that is what makes them extra soft and chewy!

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7 comments on "Half & Half Cookies"
  1. These look AMAZING Imogen! I love cookies, especially homemade ones, so will have to try and rustle these up!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. Imogen, I love your blog! (and your name!) Also these look sooo goood. So glad I came across your blog today, looking forward to reading some more :) xxx

  3. I would never have guessed - half & half cookies. How creative. They look and I bet they taste amazing too.

    Naturally Jes

  4. These look so yummy Imogen. I haven't had cookies in ages even though they are my fave! Xx

    1. Thanks Sarah :) Give them a try! x

  5. Oh yum these look delicious!! Definitely need to make a batch x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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