Monday, 31 January 2011

chocolate chip cookies

These biscuits are super chocolatey, chewy and crisp. They are simple to make, as long as you follow the recipe exactly or you may end up disappointed. So be precise and prepare to enjoy breaking into one of these lovely cookies while the chocolate is still melty. I like one with a demi-tasse of coffee.

Don’t substitute marg for the butter either, it just doesn’t work.

Set the oven to Gas Mark 4/350F/180C

Line several baking sheets with baking parchment.


125g butter
50g vanilla castor sugar
65g soft brown sugar
1 egg
vanilla essence
125g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g plain chocolate


Beat together the butter and the sugars, adding the vanilla essence.
Beat in the egg.
Add the flour and keep beating.

Add the chocolate pieces.

Use two teaspoons and drop spoonfuls of mixture onto the sheet, allowing plenty of room to spread.

Cook for around 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes around 30 biscuits.

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