Thursday, 20 November 2014

Christmas Spiced Brownie Box Cookies

Do you ever have one of those of those days when nothing goes right? Well last week everyday was one of those days! Hal got a bug and then a bad cold and then Pete and I started to feel ill too. When I have a week like last week, I don't really have time to bake. But isn't it in those moments when you just really want a plate of cookies?

So this recipe is a bit of a cheat. It's for those days...those weeks when you are too tired to bake something complex, but you need that plate of cookies.

Using a boxed Brownie mix for these cookies means they are really fudgey and delicious, and the Christmas spices compliment the dark chocolate wonderfully.

Christmas Spiced Brownie Box Cookies
Makes 12

1 box brownie mix
2tsp cornflour
3Tbsp plain flour
1Tbsp Christmas Spice Mix*
1/4C water
1/3C oil
1C dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 175. 
Combine the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and oil and mix until a stiff dough forms. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and drop rounded scoops of mixture using a mechanical ice cream scoop onto the baking tray. Leave about an inch of space between the scoops as the cookies spread in the oven.
Bake for 10-12mins, until the cookies have spread and the tops look cracked. Remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool for 10mins before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

*I found this is M&S, but if you can't find any you can make your own by combining cinnamon, ginger, ground juniper berries and grated orange zest.


  1. I do have those sorts of days often... but today was actually the opposite, thankfully :) And the sight of these gorgeous cookies has made my day even better!

  2. Can't wait to make these later! They look amazing!! xx