Double Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Just before Christmas it was my Husbands birthday, normally I like to surprise him with a cake, however, this year it was not going to be that simple. My toddler is not a great assistant in the kitchen and so I would need him to watch her whilst I baked. So I thought I would leave it up to him to choose what he wanted for his birthday and he chose cookies:


  • 200g of Plain Flour
  • 50g of Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 170g of Butter
  • 200g of Brown Sugar
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 400g of White Chocolate Chunks

Double Chocolate Cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside
  4. In a bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar
  5. When smooth beat in the eggs until light and creamy
  6. Mix in the flour mixture gradually and combine together
  7. Finally add the white chocolate chunks and mix through
  8. Spoon dough onto the baking tray – I used a heaped tablespoon for each – do not flatten
  9. Make sure that each cookie is a few centimetres apart to allow for baking as they will spread
  10. Bake for around 13-15 minutes
  11. Once cooked take out of the oven and leave on the baking tray to cool

I made these and one other type of cookie, I will share that recipe next week, totally almost 70 cookies! It would have actually been quicker and easier to bake a big cake I think. Although I liked the impact of how that many cookies looked in the tin. I thought the other combination of flavours that I made would be my favourite, however I was pleasantly surprised with how these turned out, they were really delicious.

What is your favourite type of cookie? Let me know in the comments.

Chantelle x

Banana Cake Recipe with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

From time to time I do actually get  little bit of time to do some baking, more often than not, when we have black squidy bananas! I have made this recipe more than anything else since Tabitha was born and it is pretty fool-proof so should you have to comfort the crying baby or get distracted cleaning up some spit up (random daily events of a mother) the cake can handle 10 extra minutes in the oven, which makes it the perfect cake right? Here is how you do it:


  • 285g of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 110 g of Butter
  • 225g of Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Bananas – Mashed
  • 85ml of Buttermilk
  • 100g of Chocolate Chips
  • 120g of Crushed Walnuts

Banana Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (Fan)
  2. Start by sieving the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs, mashed banana and buttermilk to the mixture and stir thoroughly
  5. Then fold in the flour mixture until mixed well
  6. Then add the walnuts and chocolate and stir in
  7. Grease a cake tin, line the base with baking paper and pour in the mixture
  8. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until risen and brown
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving

It is delicious every time I make it and I love the fact that it does not need to be frosted or iced because if it did, it might just not get done in this household.

Please remember that this one is not baby friendly! But let me know your favourite (non-baby friendly) cakes in the comments below.

Chantelle x