Tuesday 4 October 2016

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Tray Bake

This recipe, from Xante Milton (aka Cookie Girl)'s Eat Me, is called Chocolate Chunk Tray Bake - but to me it was more like a cookie dough so I have added that in to the title of the blog post. I made this during the summer when we were going out for the day and wanted to take a picnic lunch; I wanted to quickly make something sweet that would travel well and thought of a tray bake or cookies, and when I came across this recipe, realised it covered both. What I didn't realise, as the recipe in the book is fairly sparsely written with no pictures or photos, is just how good this is! It was like eating thick squares of cookie that were still slightly gooey in the middle - absolutely delicious!

I also discovered they make a really good cookie ice cream sandwich, if you sandwich ice cream into the middle!

To make 16, you need:
320g plain flour
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp salt
110g unsalted butter, at room temperature
170g granulated sugar
125g soft brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
340g chocolate, chopped into 1cm squares
110g chopped hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 190C. Grease a large baking tin that is around 15 inches long by 10 inches wide, and around an inch or two deep.

Cream together the butter, both sugars and vanilla and add the eggs one at a time until well mixed.

Fold in the flour, bicarb of soda and salt, then stir in the chocolate and the nuts.

Spoon into the tin and spread out until the mixture is level and bake for 20 minutes.

Turn onto a wire rack to cool when it is still a bit squidgy in the middle - it will harden as it cools. When cool, cut into 16 pieces.

I'm sharing this with We Should Cocoa, hosted by Choclette and Tin and Thyme.


  1. This traybake sounds phenomenal Caroline. I want to rush off to the kitchen and make it straight away. Love how the chocolate plays such a starring role. Thanks for joining in with We Should Cocoa.

  2. It doesn’t say eggs in the recipe, how many please?


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