cookies: take one

by Kellebelle

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I decided to make some cookies the other day.

To be honest the only reason was that I wanted that ‘just out of the oven, melty chocolate chip’ taste. Sticking some Tesco biscuits in the microwave just didn’t suffice!

I remember always making cookies when I was younger and them being pretty easy and quick to make.

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(images: top two from weheartit)

The recipe I used:

  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 70g light muscovado sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • 160g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Lightly grease 2 baking trays. Put the butter and sugars into a large bowl and cream together using an electric hand whisk until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the vanilla and egg.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and a good pinch of salt, then add to the creamed mixture, along with the chocolate chunks. Mix until combined to a softish dough.
  3. Put tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the baking trays, spaced well apart. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown, then remove from the oven.

For next time:

I would double the amount of chocolate chips as I didn’t think they were quite chocolatey enough. I would also use greaseproof paper on the baking trays instead of greasing the trays as the cookies broke apart when I tried to get them out!

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As you can see my cookies turned into GIANT monsters!

Do you have any good cookie recipes?

Kellebelle

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