Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe - Chocolate Chip Cookies

This year we’ve got into the Great British Bake off (GBBO for the die hard fans out there) in a BIG way. Admittedly neither myself or Simon are great bakers, so it’s unlikely you’ll be seeing us on there soon. However we do have a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies that we’re sharing today.

This recipe is really easy, trust me – we wouldn’t have attempted it if it wasn’t! We made about 20 cookies using these ingredients and the method below. You’ll need:

  • 125g butter
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips
  1. Start by preheating the over to 180°C
  2. Mix the butter and sugar, once smooth add in the egg and vanilla and continue to stir.
  3. Once the egg and vanilla are mixed in nicely sift in the flour before adding the salt and chocolate chips. Stir like billy-o until everything is combined.
  4. Shape the dough walnut size balls or roll into a long sausage shape and slice if you’re after more cohesive cookies.
  5. Place your cookie balls onto ungreased baking paper and bake for around 10 minutes until just golden round the edges (if you have big cookies you might need to cook for a few minutes longer).
  6. Take out of the oven and leave to harden for a minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

If eaten when warm these chocolate chip cookies are all gooey. They do store well albeit are a little crunchier when cool. If I’m being honest, ours didn’t last much longer than 24 hours anyway!

One final tip from me, and for most people it’s probably obvious… When you put your cookies in the oven, use an oven mitt so that you don’t burn your hand like me. Bad times!

(Cookie recipe adapted from BBC Good Food).

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