October 20, 2016

Donna Hay’s Cacao Fudge Cookies

Recipe: Donna Hay


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter or coconut oil, slightly softened
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 150g raw cacao chocolate or dark chocolate, roughly chopped, plus extra, melted, to serve


Yield: Makes 24

  1. Preheat oven to 320°F. Place the sugar, butter, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the cacao, both the flours, the egg and chopped chocolate and mix to combine.
  2. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, flatten slightly and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on trays.
  3. Drizzle cooled cookies with the extra melted chocolate to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Recipes from Life in Balance by Donna Hay ©Donna Hay Pty Ltd 2015. Photographs ©Chris Court, Willem Meppem 2015. Published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.