Is there any other chocolate that compares to Kinder? Nope, didn’t think so 😅 That creamy white chocolate filling encased in delicious milk chocolate. You guys absolutely LOVE my Kinder Bueno Brownies recipe, so that got me thinking about other Kinder recipe ideas. First thought… Kinder Cookies!!! Trust me when I say you need to bake these ASAP.
Reasons to love these Kinder Cookies
- Soft and gooey in the middle
- Chewy and golden on the outside
- Packed full with chunks of Kinder Chocolate
- Flavours of white and milk chocolate
- An easy one-bowl recipe, perfect for newbie bakers
Read these top tips before you start
Kinder Cookies are super easy to make, but there are a few top tips that will take your cookies from good to amazing!
- Use a mix of brown and white sugar for a soft and chewy texture.
- Chill the cookie dough for a deeper flavour.
- Roll the cookie dough into balls for thicker cookies.
- Leave plenty of space between each cookie so they have enough room to spread out (see image below).
- Under-bake and leave to cool for a soft and gooey centre.
- Push a few extra chunks of Kinder chocolate into the top of each baked cookie.
Why do I need to chill the cookie dough?
Refrigerating the cookie dough develops the flavours and massively improves the cookie texture. Cold cookie dough = less spread = thicker softer cookies.
Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or for best results leave it overnight. Let the cookie dough soften at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling into balls.
How long do I bake Kinder Cookies for?
Did you know cookies continue to cook as they cool down? That’s why if you want soft and chewy Kinder cookies, it’s best to take them out of the oven whilst they’re still under-baked.
For all of my cookie recipes, I recommended preheating your oven to 180°C (fan). Once preheated, put the cookies in the oven and set your timer for 10-12 minutes. They’re ready to come out of the oven when the outer edge of the cookie is set and golden, but the middle is still soft and pale but not wet.
- Are you having trouble with your oven temperature? I highly recommend using an oven thermometer to accurately measure the temperature inside your oven. You pop it inside your oven and it will tell you the temperature on the dial as the oven heats up. I started using one last year and I soon realised my oven took much longer to preheat than I thought.
How long will they stay fresh for?
Store your Kinder Cookies in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Can I freeze Kinder Cookies?
Yes absolutely! Roll the cookie dough into balls, then wrap individually in clingfilm. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you’re craving a cookie, just bake the cookie dough balls from frozen for 13-14 minutes at 180°C (fan oven).
Equipment & ingredients used for this recipe
Make the cookie dough
- Place the unsalted butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30-40 seconds until the butter has melted.
- Add the two sugars, vanilla extract, whole egg and egg yolk into the melted butter and mix together until fully combined.
- Now fold in the flour. The mixture will come together into a cookie dough.
- Add the Kinder Chocolate chunks (save a handful for later) and fold into the cookie dough.
- Cover the bowl with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.
Roll and bake the cookies
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven) and line 2 large, flat baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- Take the cookie dough out of the fridge and leave to soften at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Scoop a heaped tablespoon of cookie dough and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Place on the baking tray and do not flatten. Repeat this step until all the cookie dough has been used up. Remember to leave roughly 8-10cm between each ball so they have enough room to spread out.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be golden on the edges but the middle still soft, pale and under-baked.
- As soon as the cookies are out of the oven, push a few chunks of Kinder Chocolate into the top of each cookie.
- Leave on the baking tray for 15 minutes to cool down and firm up. This will change the cookie texture so resist temptation to tuck in straight away!
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