Dark Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut Cookies (makes about 10 cookies)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp instant coffee
100g golden caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
60g good quality dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
30g walnuts, chopped into small pieces
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Melt the butter and dissolve the cocoa, instant coffee and sugar in a saucepan, until all ingredients are smooth. Remove from the hob and leave for 5 minutes to cool a bit, Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
2. Stir in the flour and baking powder until well combined. Stir in the chopped walnuts and chocolate. Put in the fridge for about 10 minutes (this makes the mixture easier to work with)
3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Dollop on the mixture, about a tbsp for each one, spaced out so they don’t merge together. Put into the oven and bake for 10 minutes (you will most likely have to do this in batches).
4. Remove from the oven, leave to cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes and serve.