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Chocolate chunk cookies

A version of this recipe (my Peanut Slab cookies) first featured in the Whittaker's cookbook A Passion For Chocolate.


125g softened butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tblsp golden syrup or maple syrup 

2 tblsp milk  

1tsp good quality vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup roughly chopped chocolate of your choice: Whittaker's sante bars are great, their new artisan chocolate would work, or 3 x almond golds. 


Using a wooden spoon, beat together the butter, sugar, golden or maple syrup, milk, and vanilla, until well combined and slightly pale. 

Sift over the flour and baking powder, and add the chocolate. Mix together with a wooden spoon, and then your hands, to form a soft dough. 

Roll out small balls of dough, and place on a greased oven tray. Flatten down with a fork or spoon.

Bake at 180C for 12-15 minutes.