Friday, May 31, 2013

Galaxy Cookies

I've been meaning to share my recipe for Galaxy Cookies for a while now, but was waiting for an excuse to bake them again! This particular batch will be traveling out of town with me this weekend. I do not foresee any of them lasting through Monday.

Galaxy Cookies!

These are a frequently requested cookie in my house. I use Galaxy Caramel chocolate, but you can use any soft-caramel filled milk chocolate you have on hand and still call them Galaxy Cookies, if you'd like to!

What you'll need:

(Makes about 3.5 dozen cookies)
  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 150g soft light brown sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 200g Galaxy Caramel bar

What to do:

Preheat oven to 180C/360F.

Get to work chopping up your chocolate bars. Roughly chopped pieces a little bigger than chocolate chips/morsels work well. You don't need to be super precise here.

If you use a different kind of chocolate, aim for the same caramel center consistency as above.

Set the chocolate aside and combine the butter, vanilla, sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl. Mix on a low/medium setting until everything is well blended (no big butter lumps remaining). 

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and pinch of salt. Then gradually combine this into the wet mixture. When you've reached the same consistency as the picture below, you're finished with this step.

Now it's time to mix in the chopped chocolate. My handheld mixer did not like this part; I kept to a low speed for less than a minute in an attempt to preserve it's lifespan.

Not too fussy about chunk size!

All blended and ready to go!

When the chocolate chunks appear to be spread throughout the dough in a reasonably proportional way, you're ready for the final (somewhat sticky) step.

Roll the cookie dough into balls that fit nicely into the palm of your hand, place evenly on a cookie sheet, and pop into the oven.  Bake for about 10 minutes for a flexible cookies, closer to 12 if you like them on the crisp side.

Cooling off.

 Let cool for a minute or two before removing from the cookie sheet. Enjoy!

Will you be taking these with you to a family gathering or picnic with friends this weekend? I would highly recommend doing either one (or just baking for a cozy night at home!).

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