Today’s cookie is in honor of Light a Candle for Lumos, JK Rowling’s Charity which raises funds and awareness of children in institutionalized care in Eastern and Central Europe; many of whom celebrate their birthday “June 1, International Children’s Day” because no one knows when it really is.
The reason a cookie is involved is because sweets and treats play a role in Lumos’s latest fund raising initiative. They’re asking bakers around the world to bake cookies and share them with friends, co-workers, family while spreading the word about the Light a Candle For Lumos web page.
Along with creating an easy way to contribute to the cause, they’ve done an amazing job putting together a collection of tempting recipes by UK celebrity chefs. And that, of course, is where I got this cookie recipe!
This Chocolate Chunk Cookie was created by Celia Brooks, a British food personality who must love chocolate as much as I do because she managed to fit a half pound of chocolate into a recipe that makes 12-14 cookies. And they’re good, too. The recipe is easy to fix if you have a chocolate craving, and I like Celia’s method of forming the dough into a log so that you can just slice off cookies as needed. But make sure you check out the other recipes too.
– Crunchy Nut Apple Cake Bars from Ainsley Harriet
– Sticky Banana and Chocolate Tart from Gino D’Acampo
– Chocolate Nut Squares from Jane Asher
– Chocolate slice – Ed Baines
– Berry and Yoghurt Sponge Finger Trifle from Peter Gordon
And there are more good ones on the list. If you need any help converting the metric in some of them, shoot me an email and I’ll do my best. The chocolate chunk cookie recipe was pretty straightforward.