This is a great dessert recipe to make quickly and easily with leftover double chocolate cookies. Naturally, you’ll need to make the cookies first, and then manage to hold off eating enough of them to turn them into a dessert…
Easy cookie recipe
To make simple double-choc cookies, you will need:
- 1.5 cups chocolate chips (or a bar of chocolate smashed to pieces with a rolling pin)
- 2 cups sugar
- One third of a cup of cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional – it’s nice but not critical if you don’t have any)
- 2 eggs
Mix all of the ingredients together, making sure everything is well combined. Pre-heat the oven to 320 degrees. Grease a baking tray, then spoon the cookie mixture onto it.
The cookies should be done within about 15 minutes, but check them at regular intervals and turn the tray if they are cooking unevenly. Once they are done, leave them to cool for a few minutes on the tray and then remove them with a spatula and place them on a rack to cool properly. The cookies will be at their most tasty at this point, warm and slightly soft, with melted chocolate in the middle – perfect with a cup of good coffee.
Easy dessert recipe
If you have a few of these cookies left over, you can make a quick and extremely easy dessert recipe with them. There are many variations on this, so check what you have in the cupboards and fridge. You won’t need all of the ingredients here – this is just a suggestion, and you can change it according to taste and availability.
You’ll need some or all of the following:
- Plain yoghurt
- Ice cream (any flavor, but vanilla or chocolate is probably best)
- Mixed berries – these can be bought frozen
- Chocolate shavings
Start by crumbling the cookies into a small bowl or, better still, the bottom of a wine glass. Heat the berries in a pan or the microwave, and pour them over the cookies while still hot. Spoon yoghurt, custard or ice cream – or any combination of these – over the cookies and berries. Top with cream and chocolate shavings.
This is a really simple but very classy-looking dessert. One of the real attraction is the contrasts: the hot/cold of the berries and the ice cream, the hard chocolate chips and the soft cookie and yoghurt. It’s also a great way to use leftovers.