Fudgy chocolate dessert cookies – an easy baking recipe

12 Sep

Chocolate fudge dessert cookies

I was looking for an important note on the fridge the other day and was confronted with a rainforest worth of paper. Photos. Drawings. Receipts. Notices from school / Brownie Guides/ dancing. And a recipe torn from a magazine for chocolate dessert cookies.

Naturally I abandoned the search for said note and immediately set to work making these bickies.

A previous visit to Costco saw me emerge with 6 tins of sweetened condensed milk. When I saw this recipe it was serendipity.

The hazelnut meal gives a gorgeous Nutella-esque taste. I might use almond meal next time and see how that goes.

I deliberately under-baked the recipe, which was from Woman’s Day magazine courtesy of my lovely neighbour Larissa, to ensure these were soft and fudgy. If you want them firmer add another 10 or so minutes to the baking time.

chocolate dessert fudge cookies. The Hungry Mum


200 grams dark chocolate, chopped

50 grams butter, chopped

395 gram tin sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup hazelnut meal

1 1/3 cups self-raising flour

Chocolate fudge dessert cookies... The Hungry Mum


In a large heatproof bowl place chocolate, butter, and sweetened condensed milk. Place bowl of pan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat, then stir in flour and hazelnut meal with a silver spoon, then place in fridge for half an hour.

Meanwhile, line two large baking sheets with no-stick paper and preheat oven to 160C.

Remove from fridge, then roll ¼ cup of mixture into balls and place on sheet, allowing room to spread.

Back for around 14 minutes, remove from oven, allow to cool on tray for five minutes then place on cooling rack. Can be served warm or cold.

The Hungry Mum. Chocolate fudge dessert cookies


25 Responses to “Fudgy chocolate dessert cookies – an easy baking recipe”

  1. burntbutterbakery September 12, 2015 at 6:05 am #

    I bet these cookies made you a very popular mum!

    • The Hungry Mum September 13, 2015 at 7:29 am #

      Too right! Suffice to say, I will be making these very often 🙂

  2. BunKaryudo September 12, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Nicely arranged. They wouldn’t stay that way for long in my house.

  3. Pillows A-La-Mode September 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    Yum … and such lovely photos, too!

  4. What's Bec Cooking September 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Wow, looks and sounds delicious! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum September 13, 2015 at 7:12 am #

      Cheers – I will absolutely be making these again.

  5. Lauren at Knead to Dough September 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    I’ve never seen condensed milk in a cookie before but these look amazing I’ll have to give it a try!

    • The Hungry Mum September 13, 2015 at 7:11 am #

      You must try! So easy and the tinned milk makes them so fudgey and delish.

  6. Ginger September 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Lovely – anything with hazelnuts… and chocolate … delicious!

    • The Hungry Mum September 13, 2015 at 7:11 am #

      I agree! Hence my adoration for Nutella – but my hatred for the palm oil that it is made with 😦

      • Ginger September 14, 2015 at 9:32 am #

        I have a recipe for a nutella substitute somewhere – I’ll have to try it out to see if it can compete with the real stuff (without any of the nasty stuff)

  7. nagimaehashi September 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

    Woah. What? 5 ingredients? Umm….you better keep an eye out. You might see these on my blog soon. These are legendary!! YOU ROCK! I’m making these TODAY!

    • The Hungry Mum September 13, 2015 at 7:36 am #

      Nagi, you have made my day! Woop! Legendary, huh? Think I will be flaunting that to all and sundry 🙂 #haveACookie

  8. Deblet September 13, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    They look yum…would t last long in our house

  9. KitchenSpells September 14, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Yummy! They look like the perfect cookies 😀

  10. Callie | Flour and Fancy September 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    Love the simplicity of this recipe while still yielding an aesthetically lovely and clearly tasty cookie! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum September 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Simple is how I roll : ) It is often chaos in the kitchen at Casa de Hungry so the more pared back a recipe is, the better 😉

  11. The Hungry Mum June 1, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Reblogged this on the hungry mum.

  12. Liz June 2, 2016 at 5:10 am #

    Oh yum!

  13. Beck @ Goldenpudding June 12, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    I made these for the weekend and they were fabulous, and so easy!

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