Ok, so my quest to bake East London out of SR flour hasn’t exactly got off to the speediest of starts. I’d like to say I’d resolved this year to keep to my ‘bake a cake’ a week promise, but that would sadly be stretching the truth (somewhat). However, I have been meaning to blog this recipe for a while. It sounds fancy, but is anything but – in fact these cookies are easy to make, and even tastier to eat. Nigella eat your salted caramel heart out.
110g caster sugar
90g soft brown sugar
1 egg (large if poss)
1 tspn. vanilla extract
190g plain flour
6 tbspn. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tpn. baking powder
20-24 rolos, or similar (I used Cadbury’s caramel pieces)
To roll cookies in
50-60g caster sugar
1 tbsp. salt (optional – although this is what gives them their name and I would recommend including)
Preheat oven to gas mark 5/ 190 degrees C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix together until well blended. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder; mix well.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Roll dough into balls and place 1 chocolate-covered caramel candy in the center of each dough ball. Form the dough ball around the Rolo/chocolate caramel sweet and roll each in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet and press down slightly. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt, if desired. (This really brings out the sweetness of the caramel).
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
Eat warm, with a cup of tea.