Chocolate Brownie Cookies with a Surprise

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I was so excited to make a cookie for my Food Bloggers Cookie Swap buddies. I considered so many different cookies but finally settled on these.

My family always loves the chocolate crinkle cookies that seem to pop up during the holidays and these are the same…with a little surprise in the middle. The surprise in the middle of these were Rolo candies, but I also made some with little balls of Nutella in the middle. You could use caramel, or Reeses cups or whatever your heart desires.

I know that we enjoyed a few before I boxed them off and sent them to my cookie swap matches.

I hope that they enjoyed them as much as we did!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

If you don’t know about the food bloggers cookie swap, it is a fun holiday event to get involved with. Follow this link for more information on next years cookie swap.

Also, I wanted to thank my cookie swap giftees…..we received really amazing chocolate mint cookies from The Secrets of a Cookie Princess, cool gingerbread twists from Erin’s Food Files, and excellent chewy ginger sparkles from The Dough Will Rise Again. Be sure to check out their blogs and their cookies recipes.

Thanks again to all of you and happy holidays!


Chocolate Surprise Crinkle Cookies


  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g chocolate


  • sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)


1. Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients.

Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.
2. Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full.

Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.
3. Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough.

Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.

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