1. 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour

  2. 1/2 tsp baking powder

  3. 1/2 tsp bicarb soda

  4. 1/4 tsp salt

  5. 120g (1/2 cup) butter, softened

  6. 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar

  7. 1 tbsp brown sugar

  8. 1 large egg

  9. 1 tbsp Dark Choc Paste

  10. Extra caster sugar, to roll cookies

Method - Cookies

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C and line two baking sheets with baking paper or silicone mats.

  2. 2

    In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt and set aside.

  3. 3

    Cream together the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl using hand beaters) until pale in colour and fluffy (4-5 minutes).

  4. 4

    Add the egg and mix until combined, then add the chocolate paste and mix until combined.

  5. 5

    Add the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until just combined.

  6. 6

    Taking heaped tablespoon sized amounts of the mixture, roll in a ball in your hand, then roll in the extra caster sugar and place 5cm apart on the baking sheets.

  7. 7

    Bake for 10-12 minutes total, pressing the cookies down with a flat spatula halfway through cooking.

  8. 8

    Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes on a tray before cooling completely on a wire rack.

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