Soft Centered Chewy Cookie Recipe!

Finding a soft centre cookie recipe has been an epic journey, which I think began when I was about 6. I could never find the perfect recipe; they were usually tasty, but always hard! About 3 years ago I found one recipe that cracked it; it was one very satisfying moment (is that sad?). However, this recipe was complex, expensive and involved many different stages. I then discovered this one, which is really simple and sooooo good, give it a try!

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This recipe makes quite a large quantity of dough so feel free to freeze some of it.

This makes about 48 cookies

Basic dough

–          225g unsalted butter – softened

–          225g caster sugar

–          170g condensed milk

–          350g self-raising flour

–          1tps vanilla essence

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy

Stir in the condensed milk and the vanilla essence

Mix in the flour – this is quite difficult with a spoon so get your hands and dirty in to mix it all together.

Now it’s time to mix in your chosen cookie ingredients. I divided the dough into three and added the following different mixes, but you can add whatever you fancy;

White chocolate and Cranberry

–          30g dried cranberries

–          80g chopped white chocolate

Dark chocolate and Ginger

–          80g dark chocolate

–          30g chopped crystallised ginger

–          1tsp ground ginger

Walnut and fudge

–          80g chopped fudge pieces

–          40g chopped walnuts

Roll your dough into thick sausage shaped and wrap in cling film

Put in the fridge for an hour

Pre heat the oven to 180’

Cut the dough into circles about 1cm thick

Line and grease baking trays and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, until they start to turn golden around the edges.

Leave to cool on a rack.

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24 comments

  1. 24/7 in France said on June 28, 2012 Reply

    I love the smell of cookies baking! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Liz said on July 11, 2012 Reply

    looks so yummy–thanks for stopping by foodforfun’s dolma/donuts post. LOVE the premise of your blog. Homemade messes are more than worth it in the end.

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  3. grumpytyke said on July 16, 2012 Reply

    Definitely going to make some of these. And I agree – messes are fun; but also essential, as is the glass (or more if you want a real mess) of wine . If you like squidgy centres do you know my favourite cake – ‘Reine de Saba’ – a chocolate and almond cake which is baked taking care the centre remains slightly undercooked? Another from my teacher cookbook ‘Mastering the art of French cooking’. Maybe I’ll post it up under my ‘Food’ heading. Delighted you ‘liked’ my haiku, thank you.

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  4. grumpytyke said on July 16, 2012 Reply

    I posted the cake recipe. Try it.

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  5. The Smart Cookie Cook said on July 20, 2012 Reply

    I’ve never seen condensed milk in a cookie…but I am seriously loving the idea! I also love all those mix-ins. It is certainly difficult to find good soft centered cookies.

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    1. homemadewithmess said on July 20, 2012 Reply

      Condensed milk in a cookie was the best discovery I think I ever made, plus it makes loads of cookies so is really good value!

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  6. Meg said on July 23, 2012 Reply

    I’m drooling. I can’t wait to try the ginger variety tonight.

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    1. homemadewithmess said on July 23, 2012 Reply

      Thanks Meg, I hope you enjoy them 😀

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  7. Kerry @ Made For Real said on July 26, 2012 Reply

    Yum! These look soooo good.

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  8. mz jenny lee said on August 7, 2012 Reply

    Ooh! These look great! Soft cookies are very hard to come by in Korea, so I’m excited to try making my own! Also, thanks for liking my orange apricot cake–I hope you get a chance to enjoy eating it, too!

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  9. girlinafoodfrenzy said on August 10, 2012 Reply

    Love the combo with dark choc & ginger, two of my very favourite things, right there!!!

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  10. A WAH Mom's Point of View said on August 11, 2012 Reply

    They look (and sound) delicious!

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  11. Dads who stay home said on August 13, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for reading my post. I will be sure to try out one of your recipe’s.

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  12. icedtallmochaforkar said on August 21, 2012 Reply

    Never imagined to do cookies with condensed milk, but seems to make sense now. Will try your recipe, thanks for posting! 🙂

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    Reblogged this on A Few of My Favorite Things… and commented:
    Wow, these sound delicious! Dare I make them?

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