Baking Together: Chocolate Cake Cookies

We’re very much into baking together. I find it’sΒ a great way to practise things like counting and measuring, naming/recognising various ingredients and utensils, using bilateral coordination etc. And on top of that it’s always a sensory rich experience, which is a big plus in our book.

These Chocolate Cake Cookies are currently one of our favourite things to make, especially as Penguin will actually eat some, unlike the cakes we bake which are left for me and hubs to work our way through (it can be hard work but we all have to make some sacrifices in life, right? πŸ˜‹).

Baking Together: Chocolate Cake Cookies - Sensational Learning with Penguin. We're very much into baking together. I find it's a great way to practise things like counting and measuring, naming/recognising various ingredients and utensils, using bilateral coordination etc. And on top of that it's always a sensory rich experience!

To make these tasty nuggets you need:

  • 200 g baking spread/margarine/butter
  • 135 g sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • c 2 tbsp water (or strong coffee)
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

You could also add a little bit of vanilla essence, if you happen to have some in your cupboard.

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First thing to do is to turn the oven on, to about 200 degrees Celsius or 180 if fan assisted (and I think gas mark 4 would be roughly equivalent). Mix butter and sugar together, then add cocoa as well as the egg yolk and a splash of water or strong (but not hot) coffee. And after giving that a good stir, add the flour and baking powder.

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Sensory exploration of cocoa powder: It smells lovely and is nice to touch, but the taste, in this raw form, is really bitter!
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Keep mixing…

4B1FC637-E834-4F88-AABF-C0149C7DBB00…and eventually you end up with a lovely deep brown dough, which is pretty tempting to eat as it is really. What you should do however (if it’s cookies you want), is to make it all in to one big shiny lump, get it out of the bowl, and cut it into four pieces:

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Roll each of the four pieces out into long brown sausages, or snakes, or… yep, they look like long turds, which surely adds to the entertainment value of this recipe..?

Transfer your ‘sausages’ onto a baking tray (we always use baking paper, but with a silicone tray I’m guessing that you wouldn’t need to). Then flatten the sausages with a fork:

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Bake in the oven (near the middle) for about 10 mins, then take them out and let them cool down for just a minute or two before cutting them (preferably diagonally) into a good cookie size.

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Leave your Chocolate Cake Cookies to cool down fully on the baking tray, before serving up. Enjoy!

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42 thoughts on “Baking Together: Chocolate Cake Cookies

  1. So glad to have found this blog! I love that you bake with your kids. I’m all about that! Check me out at cupcakesandcubesteaks.com. can’t wait to see more posts!

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  2. Look great and can’t wait to try them. Got excited as I saw 20o grams of butter/marg and thought great that’s the sort of recipe I tend to bake but then it said 2dl sugar and 5 dl flour. 😦
    It’s British ingredients in the pic so thought the measurements would be grams or ozs.
    I’m going to blame it on being a Monday morning as to the reason I haven’t got a clue what dl is. I looked thru the comments and nobody else has asked about it so I must be the only one.lol.
    Please put me out of my misery and maybe even convert the dl to grams pretty please x

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    1. Hi Lewis, thank you for your comment! You’re right, I should have put the measurements of sugar and flour in grams, I’ve adjusted it now for you πŸ™‚
      I’ve lived most of my life in Sweden, and deciliters are very commonly used there. It has taken me a while to realise that here in the UK as well as in many other places, dl is very rarely used, if at all.
      I hope that you’ll now be able to make and enjoy these cookies! If you have any further questions, please feel free to get back to us x

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