The Cookie Monster

I am the Cookie Monster. I could quite happily eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and regularly do so when a fresh batch is made up), and I can never pass a Ben’s Cookies without stocking up on one…..or two. Equipped with my cookie munching ways and averagely ok baking skills I’ve been searching for the perfect Ben’s Cookies-esque recipe and after some crumbly fails I’ve found one in this video. The guy’s a laugh and a half and the results bang on the buck – gooey on the inside, soft on the outside and a whole lot of chocolate wedged in between. To see everything in motion watch the aforementioned link, but if traditional recipes are more your thing then see my slightly adapted (read: more chocolate) ‘Triple Chocolate Cookies‘ how-to below…

Triple Chocolate Cookies, Makes 12: 200g unsalted butter, 300g caster sugar, 1 large egg, 275g self-raising flour, 75g cocoa powder, three BIG bars of chocolate (white, milk and dark), a splash of milk. 

Throw your butter into a bowl and whizz it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften, take out and add in the sugar. Mix with a spoon or electric whisk until creamy. Crack in an egg and mix some more, then throw in your dry ingredients: self-raising flour (no need to sift), cocoa powder and chocolate bars broken down into squares. Things might seem a little dry at this point so lug in a few drops of milk to combine the mixture into more of a dough if needed. Line two trays with baking paper, scoop the mixture into 12 handfull size balls and place far apart on the tray. Pop in a preheated fan oven at 220°C (200°C for non-fan) for 10 minutes. They will be super sloppy still when you remove them, but leave them to cool for around 30 minutes (if you can wait that long!), and they will stiffen up ready for your cookie eating pleasure.

If triple choc isn’t your style, then whip whatever additions you fancy into the mix; I’ve loaded the mixture up with a sprinkling of salt, a spoonful of peanut butter and a handful of peanuts to make a sweet ‘n salty treat and they tasted a’ok if I say so myself. Fellow cookie monsters, enjoy.


  • They sound delicious!  I am a fellow cookie monster, too — I can eat them any time of day!

    • Tudyellis

      I am going to bake them today for my grandkids,I am sure they will love them! Thanks. Big hugs from Texas!

      • QueenHajar

        Oh so Gooooood! I’m eating them right now ;-))

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    They sound AMAZE!!!! I’d bake them with a generous helping of peanut butter… because everything tastes better with peanut butter 🙂 Liz xxx

  • P Bacova

    I love your recipes! I love making cinnamon buns you posted a while ago! They are great 🙂 Thinking about making cookies, too 🙂

  • Killian Reimers

    This sounds like absolute heaven! Thanks!

    – Killian x

  • carys emily

    You cant beat some cookies ! think i might try this recipe out 🙂

    Beautiful Dreams

  • Lulu

    Thanks Anna, it looks delicious – definitely must try this out!

  • Oh these look so delicious!

  • They look very tasty!

  • joysteib

    Oh wow!!  I love cookies and these look so darn tasty and wished I had a handful no two handfuls at the moment!!!  Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  • Georgia S

    Can’t wait to make these!! which brand of cocoa powder do you use?? x

  • mollyox

    i love cookies too, i love how you can have a cookie with anything you want in it.
    yours look soo yummy!

  • Alice x

    Ohhhhhh my, they look amazing. Especially as I’ve given up chocolate + biscuits for lent! 🙁 I am defo making these at Easter! xxxxxx

  • Anya

    They look amazing I am going to have to make these 🙂 good thing I’m not doing lent!! xx

  • Ivana Perincic

    I need to try this 😀

  • Maddy Cane

    Going to try this recipe for my sister, she is a cookie monster too and I think she will love these! xxx 

  • Paige Hector

    These look amazing!!! I actually wanted to each through the screen and eat them!

  • As soon as I read the title of this post I knew it would be hell for my diet, and I was right. That ooey gooey centre… I can feel my willpower dying already!

  • Chelsey Westby

    Mmmm, this post definitely had my mouth watering! May have to give these a try. xo

  • Pippa Jones

    These look so super yummy! Spesh with the chocolate in the middle! 🙂 Defiantly going to give this recipe  ago. 

    Pipp xx

  • Emilie Garnes

    Oh dear.. I guess my “healthy eating” just went down the toilet! These sound, and look far to delicious to say no to – I believe I will bring out my mixing bowl tomorrow!


  • Hearts&Crosses

    I need to make these, they look amazing!

    A little bit Uniquex

  • Oh wow, chocolate gooey heaven right there! *Cleans up dribble* 🙂 xx

  • Tugba Seckin

    Yummmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy 🙂

  • lizzie

    Thanks Viviana – I LOVE your recipes please do more! xx

  • Zobloggs

    Yumo! I want these right now. The peanut butter ones sound delicious as well.  You have inspired me to get my bake on this weekend!!

    Zoe xx

  • Jeanette Havmand Andersen

    How many grams should each chocolate bar be?

    • Ella

      Maybe 100g? That’s kind of standard for cooking chocolate, usually.

      • Jeanette Havmand Andersen

        Thx, 🙂

  • Millie

    These look absolutely amazing!! I will definitely have to try making them!! 🙂 ♥

  • katherine.parkes

    why am I dairy intolerant, I could die right now looking at how yummy these look! x

  • Oh my gosh they look amazinggggggg! Cannot wait to buy the ingredients tomorrow and try them for myself! xx

  • Cathryn

    I’ve just made these, they’re gorgeous! x

  • Aggie

     Mmm definitely having a go at making these!! xx

  • Farinamichelle G

    i just made these and they were wayyy to sweet. and they didn’t look nice either 🙁

  • N Jackson89

    Was so excited to make these but they turned out a bit more cakey with a hard top lol. Followed recipe exactly so can’t figure out where they went wrong 🙁

  • Blue


  • Nicole

    I just made these! A-mazing. And super easy to make, too! Thanks for sharing!


    i made em but they al went rong cs im a sprcial girl 😀 B

  • Ellakookiepanda587

    They were disgusting

  • Toya

    Thank you! DELICIOUS!!

  • Lexi

    I’ve just made these – they’re in the oven now and they look delicious! So excited to try them! 🙂

  • Lexi

    These are amazing, I love this recipe so much! <3 Thanks!!

  • Caitlin

    theyre in the oven.. the mixture didnt taste great and the consistency seemed off, but my fingers are crossed they turn out!! xx

  • Simone

    Oh my gosh! Best cokkies ever? – I do think so!

  • ahlamh84

    Oh my that look delicious! I’ve got a baking blog and was actually thinking of making triple choc cookies at the weeknd. hope they look as good as yours.
    My Cupcake Habit

  • Naomi Carndorf

    They’re in the oven as I type this. The test batch was awesome though! Filled mine with peanut butter and didn’t put in chocolate chips (purely because I have none ..) 🙂 x

  • Rosie Wollacott

    Sound amazing, definitely going to give it a go 🙂 Rosie xx

  • Milagros

    they are reeeeaaallly good and ive been looking for the perfect cookie recipe for ages, i think ive found it

  • Chantelle Nelson

    I NEED to try this straight away! Just saw Lily’s cookie dough jar post and came across your’s, it sounds ah-ma-zing 🙂 x

  • Emily Power

    I just tried this, best batch of cookies I’ve ever made! Thank you for posting this 🙂

  • Spencer Bryan

    Gonna make these today with my friends so we have a nice treat for the PLL finale! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Hehe

    This recipe is amazing!! I tried it last night!!!! AMAZING!!!!

  • Tilly


  • What’s about the kkal per one cookie?:)

  • yamii have to try it

  • Ooh I shall definitely be trying these!

  • VickyCocoBanana
  • you should do a cookie eating contest blog!! film in real time how many you can eat in 10 minutes! me and my friend loz did it for a change to makeup!!!

  • Vanilla Velvet

    These cookies are absolutely amazing, the closest to ben’s cookies I have ever tried! I’ve recently posted a recipe for peanut, fudge and chocolate chip cookies on my blog which you might like too!

  • Merilin Raidmets

    I also made these cookies and it was so delicious! i made a blog post about it too, if you care to see 🙂

  • made these cookies today, so yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe. i added some oreo chocolate as well for a bit of a twist 🙂 xo

  • Bridie

    Do you mean 200g chocolate bars by “BIG”????

  • ellie

    Me and my mam are making them now and they look so nice:) :):):):):):)

  • Anna

    I leave in America so I don’t use the metric form if somebody knew both that would be helpful

    • kingston Kohl

      I know this was 2 years ago but I’m gonna answer this question 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp. Butter, 1 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/8 cup of self rising flour, 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, a splash of milk, and 3 large bars of chocolate sorry I’m 2 years to late lol

  • Anjali

    yuuum…im made them before n they were sooooooooooooo good but right now im cooking some but with no cocoa powder to see how it turns out ;D xx

  • Melissa x

    It’s supposed to be 200 Celsius for fan oven and 220 for non fan oven, always lower the temperatures by 10-20 degrees in recipes if you have a fan oven 🙂

  • Laura

    my cookies fell apart but they tasted delicious 🙂

  • Molly

    Lovely Anna xoxo

  • ilikegames

    tanya burr sent me here 😀

  • Claire

    How much chocolate do you use?

  • Krissy_xx

    Cookies were amazing! Have made them twice now and everyone loves them!

  • Laura

    how would you make chocolate and orange cookies using this recipe??

  • SalaraSays

    Most cookie recipes are always a bit hit and miss either too dry or too soft but since finding this recipe I get perfect cookies every time. I just take out the coco powder if I feel like plain cookies and add whichever chocolate pieces I have. So far I’ve tried crushed malteasers, peanut butter m&ms, dairy milk oreo pieces, Crunch, Twirl bites. My family love them and they usually end up finished on the same day lol.

  • Teek

    The only cookie recipe I use. So soft inside and delcious chocolate flavour. I love putting caramello chocolate in it, so it oozes out when you bite into it! Thanks for the recipe! Where did you get it from?

    • Oda

      From this video:

  • Sarah

    Making them in the weekend Ahhhh so excited!!!!!!!

  • Georgia

    There amazing! Soft in the middle just how I love them! Thanks for the recipe x

  • Immy

    LOVED THESE! Just made them and it is my second time. Tanya Burr sent me and I just adore this recipe! Forever in my faves!

    • Hayley

      Same for me!! Just made them and they taste fantastic, I added a bit too much coco powder! Whoops! Haha xx

  • Oda

    Just made them, they were really tasty, but weren’t as juicy as expected..

  • Anonymous

    Ohmygod. Tanya Burr brought me here, and I made them for my family for Christmas morning. They are AMAZING. So yummy! I only used 1 type of chocolate, dark chocolate. I also used Wheat flour instead of self raising flour because I didn’t have that anymore 😉 . Then I didn’t have enough caster sugar so I used ‘normal’ sugar. Just said that for the ones who don’t have caster sugar or self-raising flour 😉 . Thank you so so so much for sharing this recipe, it is amazing! Very excited!

  • Walaa

    I just maid them and they are the best cookies I have ever maid
    Thanks a lot

  • Mark

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

  • Tanya

    Can you tell me how many grams is the big bar ?

    • Allison

      I believe it is 113g.

  • Brides Davis

    Just made these and waiting for them to cool! they look really good but i think i may have burnt some around the edges :/ wooops

  • chocolate fan

    Thanks for posting this recipe .I made this ( minus the cocoa powder ) and it was nice . I have a sweet tooth but I did find that the 300g of butter plus the sugar made it slightly tooooo sweet! Can anyone suggest which ingredients to reduce to take off the super sweet edge? Can I go down to 225 sugar and 150g butter ? Its chemistry and I know that if I get the quantities wrong it could be chaos… Thanks BTW Dairy milk tastes perfect with this .

    • peanutpearls

      I found it very sweet
      I used dark chocolate (I had a dark chocolate bunny left from Easter :P) and it wasn’t that bad

      • peanutpearls

        sorry I also meant to say that maybe you should cut 100g of sugar at just use half the amount of butter (I did this and it worked out fine)

  • aminahx

    does any1 know how u know the cookies r done? thx

  • brinacyl

    thank you for posting this recipe. sorry but these cookies were no where close to ben’s cookies. first the cookies did not spread out. secondly these were very dry. wasted all my ingredients 🙁

  • Maisie

    Wow! These look amazing and I just want to eat one right now.
    I made these too, click the link to see how they turned out!

  • Bine

    I have just made them and they are heavenly! So yum… Thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

  • niamh

    nicest cookies ever , thankyou for telling me how to make gorgeous cookies ! 🙂

  • alittlefreckle

    Going to try these this weekend, they sound amazing! xx

  • Just wanted to let you know if its a fan oven you put it lower so they don’t burn, the fan ovens should be reduced 20°C compared to non-fan ovens. Hope this helped, love these cookies I’m just about to make them :)!

  • Rosiecake89

    Made these with triple choc protein powder instead of the flour & cocoa powder as my partner wanted a post gym snack. Came out amazing! Great recipe, thankyou!

  • mav

    they are looking yummy!!!

  • Claire O’Connor

    This will always be my go to recipe fo cookies! I like to add some caramel sauce as i take them out the oven to make them extra rich and yummy, thanks anna! x

  • Rebecca Deacon
  • Sarah

    I can’t believe Tanya Burr is now passing this recipe off as her own and now everyone calls them “Tanya Burr cookies” (at her request). How are you ok with this?!?

    I thought she would at least acknowledge you in the recipe, but in her book she says “I originally baked these cookies on my YouTube channel because I was inspired by something similar I had seen, so I decided to create my own recipe”. But the recipe is actually identical to yours. What a liar! How is that even legal?

    • Bee

      I KNOW IT DRIVES ME NUTS. The only thing that makes her recipe “inspired” is that she puts in Daim bars as well. It’s one thing to refer to them in a video but she had the audacity to put them in her book without any credits to Vivianna or Luke Evans -.-

    • Aria Eustr

      Actually she says it in her video and her recipe book that she was just inspired and then made her own recipe.She also sends everyone here to see the original recipe that inspired her.So if Vivianna is fine with it you should too.

      • Sarah

        Well done Aria, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Tanya claims she was inspired by this version of the recipe and then, as you say, “made her own recipe”.

        But that’s a blatant lie, isn’t it. Surely anyone with even a modicum of intelligence can understand that. Clearly you’re able to read, so no doubt you’ll be able to see that the recipe above is IDENTICAL to the one in Tanya’s book, minus the addition of a Daim bar, or whatever. So Tanya Burr is a plagiarist. I don’t like people who lie and plagiarise the work of others, so no, I’m not “fine with it”, even if Anna is.

        Unless, of course, you think that adding one ingredient to a recipe equals creating your own version of that recipe? It doesn’t.

        Anyone else want to come up with some pathetic justification for Ms Burr’s lies and deceit? Go ahead, I could do with a good laugh.

        It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes Anna and Tanya’s shared management agency to catch wind of this and have these comments deleted 😀

        • jack

          she said it wasnt her recipe though so

          • Sarah

            Great, another one…

            I don’t know how this can be explained any more simply, but I’ll try. This is what Tanya says in her book:

            “I originally baked these cookies on my YouTube channel because I was inspired by something similar I had seen, so I decided to create my own recipe”

            Ok? Understand? In her book (I repeat, IN HER BOOK), she does not give credit to Anna. She refers to “something similar”, because Tanya seems to have confused “similar” with “almost identical”.

            She then says that she “created her own recipe”. She added one “ingredient” (if you can call it that) to the original recipe. That is not creating your own version of a recipe.

            So, IN HER BOOK she is saying it IS her recipe and that she was inspired to create it by something similar she’d seen. Bullsh*t.

            She’s a liar and a cheat. So there you are Jack, I hope that clears things up for you. Happy to oblige 🙂

            Anyone else?

  • Georgia

    Dear Anna,

    I love you.

    You’re honest. Tanya wasn’t.

    To Anyone reading this who was mean about Tanya… she did sorta change the recipe so cut her some slack everyone. I think you’re forgetting that right now, Anna is reading you slag off one of her friends. Can you imagine the anxiety Tanya is feeling at the moment. No, well be quiet and stop hating on others. It’ll get you no-where and I’m sure Anna doesn’t like the negativity.

    Please like if you agree.

    Bye ?

    • Sarah

      Hi Georgia, welcome to the conversation, lovely to have you 🙂

      First off, you really don’t need to worry about Anna’s feelings or Tanya’s anxiety because a) they’re both adults and can take care of themselves and b) neither of them are reading these comments, otherwise the comments would have been deleted.

      Secondly, I think we need to be clear about what “hating” actually is. It’s true, I don’t like Tanya Burr, but I don’t hate her. I would consider it “hating” if I were to make nasty comments about her weight*, appearance, intellect, childish behaviour etc. But I haven’t and I won’t. *FYI this is just an example of the kind of thing I’ve seen people be unkind to her about. I’m not suggesting I think she’s fat, I think she has a lovely figure.

      I haven’t hated on her (eurgh, what has happened to the English language?), I’ve merely stated one very clear and undeniable fact. She has plagiarised the work of someone else, profited from it, and not given them credit. She actually lied and claimed she was “inspired by something similar she’d seen” so decided to create her own recipe. Those were her words. That is a lie because, as I keep saying and will happily keep on saying, adding a different brand of chocolate bar to the recipe does not constitute creating your own recipe.

      I’m sorry to have created a very minor shitstorm by stating the truth and I know diehard Tanya fans will blindly defend her. I realise her core demographic is tweens and young teens, who can be obsessive and get borderline psychotic when it comes to people criticising their idols. But why should that bother me? Why should that stop me saying something negative about Tanya Burr? I haven’t been cruel or unkind, I’ve simply expressed my disgust regarding her blatant plagiarism. On the rare occasion I pass comment on something online, I’d only ever say (type) something I’d be willing to say to that person’s face. Hence no nasty, offensive, cruel comments from me. However, I’d happily call her out on the plagiarism to her face.

      I don’t understand how it’s even become a topic for debate. She unquestionably plagiarised. That’s a shitty thing to do to anyone, let alone someone considered to be her friend.

  • Nazira

    I’ve been making these for years thanks to your recipe. Then I see it in Tanya’s book with exactly this bio!