Cookie Dough Pots

Oh. My. God. These are so good! They’re super easy to make and such a crowd pleaser. I had some friends over in the week and wanted to make a nice dessert using Nigella’s cookbook “Simply Nigella”. I made the fish tacos from this book for the main course which were delicious, very fresh and not too heavy at all. Such an informal meal which encourages everyone to relax and get stuck in and build their own taco. So for pudding I wanted to carry on the relaxed atmosphere and make something not too fussy. So the whole point about these cookie dough pots are that it’s git a cookie shell on the outside, you break through that shell and you find soft, warm, chocolatey cookie dough.

To make 6 pots you need:

– 150g plain flour
– 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
– 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
– 110g soft unsalted butter
– 85g soft light brown sugar
– 1tsp vanilla extract or paste
– 1 large egg
– 170g dark chocolate chips

So the first thing you need to do is turn your oven on to 180C/ gas mark 4/ 350F. Then add your flour, salt and bicarb into a bowl and give it a quick little mix. I’m a separate bowl beat in the butter and the sugar. The mixture is meant to look light and creamy. Next add the egg and vanilla extract/paste and beat them together again.

My mixture looked a bit odd at this stage but I pressed on anyway and they still turned out great. Next fold in the flour mixture, followed by the chocolate chips.

Put your mixture into 6 ramekins and smooth them down. Put them in the oven for 13-15 mins. They should be golden brown and gooey in the middle. Leave the pots for 5-10 mins before serving, the longer you leave them, the more they will set. I served them with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Easy! And quite heavenly! Perfect for a girls night in or for curling up on the sofa for a movie night.