It has been a little while since I baked anything - though I'm always trying new savoury recipes! For a friend's birthday I wanted to rustle up a little treat and so settled on these Chocolate Chunk Cookies because I had the ingredients to hand...
I've never baked cookies before and rarely bake biscuits but this recipe has definitely won me round! It was so quick and super tasty... in fact the raw cookie dough was tempting enough on it's own... am going to have to whip a bowl up to have with ice cream one day (who needs Ben + Jerry's!?).
These take about 10 minutes to weigh, mix and portion and then another 10 minutes to cook so couldn't be simpler.
For the dough you will need:
- 150g salted butter, softened
- 80g light brown muscovado sugar (I accindentally used demerera and they turned out fine!)
- 80g granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 225g plain flour
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 200g plain chocolate chips or a bar of chocolate smashed up!
- Stick the oven on to 190C. Then line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper - or if you're like me and you've run out of baking paper then greased tin foil did the trick!
- Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl then beat in the vanilla extract and the egg. Next, sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into the bowl and mix it all together with a wooden spoon.
- Add the chocolate chips or smooshed up chocolate bar and stir in well. This is a very good time to taste your mix... make sure not to eat it all ;)
- Place small mounds of the mixture on to your trays, the mix will spread so be careful to leave lots of room between each cookie. Use a teaspoon to portion them out, you don't want your blobs too big! . Bake in the oven around 10 minutes until they go golden and crisp on the edges. The middle will still be a bit soft and gooey...
Do you have any cookie or biscuit recipes I can try? Let me know your favourites!