• Easy, Homemade Midnight Cookies

    Messy warning - Easy, homemade Midnight cookies - you will get messy - you have been warned... but they are definitely worth it!I think these midnight cookies have finally perfected my cookie making! (fingers crossed)

    I have to say I always have trouble getting the dough right so that they flatten properly but still stay gooey in the center,  but I think i’ve finally finally cracked it! (much to my son and husband’s approval – although they never complain about being the official testers anyway!)

    These are ideal for thank you gifts or bribery treats! (I always use them as the latter) because the kids (and husbands too) will definitely do as your told with these in your arsenal!

    As I have learned with cookies it is all about doing it properly, so make sure you take your time sifting the flour and beating it properly and you will get some really delicious cookies you can be proud of!

    and you will definitely get messy!

    Onto the good stuff….


    120g Butter

    170g Caster Sugar

    50g Cocoa Powder

    1 Egg

    130g Plain Flour

    1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

    1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda


    You can always add in some chocolate chips or trade the cocoa powder for real dark chocolate to give them an extra richness (we don’t think they need them but I’m giving you your options! 🙂 )


    Pre-heat the Oven to 180 Degrees

    Beat together the butter and sugar

    Add the egg and vanilla essence and beat together until creamy

    Sift in the; cocoa powder, flour and bicarbonate of soda into the mixture

    Mix until you get a sort of dough and it should look a little like this:

    Doughy texture for midnight cookies should look something like this

    Now, using your hands, roll pieces of the dough into balls – the smaller the ball the smaller the cookie – this dough goes quite far so I wouldn’t go bigger than golf ball size!

    *If you have trouble with the dough sticking to your hands, sprinkle some water on your hands and make them damp and it should help manipulate the dough*

    Place on greaseproof (baking) paper with decent spacing in between)- the bigger the balls you have made, the more space you will need between them (I had to use two trays for these)

    Pat Down Your dough to encourage flattening when making these midnight cookies

    *I also like to pat them down a little so that they are “encouraged” to flatten in case they have other ideas!*

    Put in the oven for 10 – 20 minutes

    *The bigger the cookies, the longer they should go in – if you are unsure, try checking every 4 minutes*

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly (they will be too gooey otherwise and will start to break apart)

    Fresh From The Oven, Midnight cookies - Easy, homemade and delicious

    Transfer to a wire rack to cool

    Eat – and stop yourself from finishing the plate!

    Easy, Homemade Midnight cookies - delicious and full of chocolatey goodness. - perfect for bribery !

    They didn’t last long in our house!

    If you are in the US then you can convert these measurements with my U.K to US Cooking Conversions (there’s a handy printable too, so you can save for later)

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    Easy, Homemade Midnight cookies - delicious and full of chocolatey goodness. - perfect for bribery !

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28 Responses so far.

  1. Karen says:

    Oh these look great – and ingredients you would have at home so could make any time!

  2. Debbie says:

    Hi Charlotte, chocolate cookies and chocolate Brownies are my favourite. Cookies must be gooey on the inside. I look forward to giving these a go.


  3. Adele says:

    Oh delicious! Definitely trying them!

  4. Angela says:

    This looks like such a great quick & easy recipe! I’m pinning it to try soon. Thank you for sharing the link for the US measurement equivalents 🙂

  5. Midgie says:

    These look amazing! So need to make a batch of these pronto!

  6. Ilka says:

    Love chocolate cookies, and they taste even better at around Midnight, don’t they? Thanks for adding the conversion chart. So helpful!

  7. Eve Redmond says:

    These look amazing! Definitely need to try these out at some point x

  8. I love chocolate & these look divine!

  9. Oh these look so delicious! My favorite chocolate, and they look so easy. I’m sure there were getting messy over.

  10. I love that you offer the conversion chart, so I will have to make these cookies!

  11. These look absolutely delish and I’d love a plate right now!

  12. Jessica says:

    I love chocolate and these look incredible! And that chart to convert the measurements to US is super helpful. Can I ask what caster sugar is though? Is that like confectioner’s sugar? Thanks

  13. I love that these seem easy to make and calls for ingredients I have on hand. We will be trying these soon.

  14. Jenny says:

    Ooh, these sound delicious, I can’t resist a gooey cookie or two.

  15. These look absolutely delicious! I’m not a big fan of too much chocolate, but i can still appreciate it when i see it in mouth watering cookies 😉 plus i know a few people who would actually want me to give this recipe a try.
    Thanks for sharing

  16. These look perfect!! Definitely going on my list of bribery baking!

  17. Oooo these look gorgeous & so chocolatey! I see now why your hands were so messy lol Thanks so much for hosting #YumTum x

  18. Charlotte, these cookies looks tasty and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Gina says:

    Oh! Charlotte, why do you have to post delicious cookie recipes? I only have a couple cookies left in my kitchen which means I need to get baking. These just look too good. I want some chocolate cookies now!! Also, I love your messy hands warning. 🙂 Pinned for later!

  20. Chellie says:

    Oh YUM! I love chocolate cookies!!! Would you think less of me if I kept them all for myself? Haha! Thanks for sharing your perfect cookie recipe!

  21. These look incredible! My partner always moans at me when making my biscuits as mine always rise slightly. Never thought to pat them down flatter. I will have to try these. Love your blog! #YumTum

  22. These look so yummy! Pinned and shared.

  23. These look delicious, Charlotte! I can see why they didn’t last long – definitely yum tum! #YumTum

  24. This is simple and delish, I like your picture with messy hands. I hope you will get my comment.

  25. Sarah James says:

    Your cookies look delicious Charlotte, pinned for later. I love the messy hands photo x

  26. ooh man, they look good! I too wouldn’t be inclined to pop any read dark chocolate in either because I think they look really lovely as they are.
    Angela x

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