Hello chaps and chapesses!
I’ve rediscovered my love of cookies recently.
There are literally gazillions of cookie recipes out there (yes, literally), because as Alice from the Cup and Saucer wisely pointed out, everyone has a different idea of what makes the ‘perfect’ cookie. For me, it should be chewy and gooey, with good quality chocolate that’s melted a bit while baking. When you find a recipe that’s just right for you, it is a magical moment, and for me, this is that magical recipe.
I’ve made at least four batches of these over the last couple of weeks, and each batch has turned out gooey, chewy, and delightful, just the way I like them.
Yes, they taste as good as they look. Yes, I am bragging.
Here’s what you’ll need:
50g caster sugar
110g soft brown sugar
a few drops of vanilla extract
1 beaten egg
170g chocolate chips
155g plain flour
a pinch of baking powder
And here’s how to do it:
Preheat the oven to 180C / gas mark 4.
Line a tray with greaseproof paper.
Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
Add the beaten egg and vanilla, and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips, mix well to make sure they’re well distributed.
Mix the baking powder with the flour.
Add gradually and mix well to form a soft dough.
The dough will be sticky, but resist the temptation to add more flour, or the cookies will come out crispy rather than chewy.
Roll the dough into balls. Place them onto the sheet, spaced out a little so they have room to spread as they bake.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Let them cool down a bit on the tray before you move them to a wire rack (or before you eat them while they’re still warm…)
Enjoy with a large cup of tea.