Chocolate Crunch Cookies

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These cookies epitomise pure cooking escapism. Easy to prepare, high yielding and incredibly toothsome (love that word, it sounds like a descriptor that would horrify a dentist). Depending on how reasonably stocked your pantry is, you may not even need to leave the house to get your batches underway.

And just to give you that little extra bang for your baking buck, the mix can be rolled into half-size balls, for twice the output. Put a couple of choc chips on top as soon as they are lifted from the oven and you will end up with at least 30 of these.

Start with the almond topped ones, or build on this mix and design your own.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 20 servings

125g softened butter
cup brown sugar
⅓ cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cups self-raising flour
cup cocoa
cup dark chocolate chips
Almonds to decorate

Preheat oven to 160C.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Stir in flour and cocoa, then fold through chocolate chips. The mix will be quite stiff.
Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and place on a greased baking trays.
Flatten slightly with fingers.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked.
Cool on a wire rack. (makes about 20)

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