This was always my most requested bake... a little sugary bite studded with chocolate drops and encased in dark chocolate. What's not to like!?

Heather Brown - food writer, stylist and home economist - cookie dough balls


  • 90g butter

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 75g soft brown sugar 

  • 1tsp vanilla essence

  • 100g plain flour

  • 100g chocolate chips

  • 200g dark chocolate 

  • 50g white chocolate


Mix together the butter and two sugars and vanilla really well, until the mixture is not longer grainy. Mix in the flour and the chocolate chips (mixture should be fairly stiff once all combined). 

Roll the mixture into balls (just smaller than a ping pong ball size). Place them onto on a lined tray or a plate and place in fridge to harden (about an hour). 

Melt the dark chocolate (either in the microwave or in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water). Using your hands, coat the dough balls in the melted dark chocolate. I found that the easiest way is to get lots of the chocolate on both hands and then pick up the dough and roll (messy but you can use gloves). 

Melt white chocolate and drizzle across the balls. Leave to set.