Chocolate cookies with caramelised white chocolate

A unique double-chocolate cookie you’ll make again, and again, and again!

More than 1 hour

(+ chilling)

 Makes 30 cookies


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  • 2 slabs (150g each) white chocolate, chopped

Cookie dough:

  • 1½ cups (225g) cake flour, sifted
  • ¼ cup (30g) cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup (90g) icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp (3ml) sea salt flakes
  • ⅖  cup (200g) chilled butter, cubed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp (3ml) vanilla essence



  1. Preheat oven to 120°C.
  2. Place chocolate bits on a lined baking tray.
  3. Bake for 50-60 minutes, smoothing out with a spatula at 10-minute intervals, until it’s a golden-caramel colour and spreadable.
  4. Blitz flour, cocoa powder, icing sugar and salt flakes in a food processor until well combined.
  5. Add butter and blitz until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  6. Combine eggs and vanilla in a jug or bowl, then add to food processor in a thin stream until dough comes together.
  7. Remove and roll dough into a 15cm flat disc. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in fridge for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Roll cookie dough into 30 small balls and place on a lined baking tray.
  9. Flatten balls slightly with your palm and make a small indent in the centre of each. Chill again for 10 minutes in fridge. 
  10. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  11. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, remove and cool on a wire rack.
  12. Dollop caramelised white chocolate on top of each cookie, filling the indent.
  13. Cool completely before serving.
  14. Store in an airtight container in a single layer for a week or two.


COOK’S NOTE: Lumpy caramelised chocolate? Use a stick blender or electric whisk to remove any lumps, adding a drop of vegetable oil or cream if needed.


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