I don’t bake very often. I think all the mess afterwards is what puts me off it, but yesterday I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies with Amy and it was actually great fun. On top of that, the cookies turned out really nicely, so I think I’ll brave the kitchen more often from now on. It’s a nice feeling creating something, don’t you think? You can’t really see the chocolate chips in our cookies as most of them ended up in the middle of the cookie and melted together to a nice gooey core, but they were just perfect: Crispy on the outside and nice and gooey in the middle! If you want to try them out, here’s the recipe:
250g self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
170g unsalted butter, melted
150g dark brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
250g chocolate chips
Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Ready in:25min
1. Preheat the oven to 170 C or Gas mark 3 and line your baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Sift together the flour, bicarb and salt; set aside.
3. Cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and caster sugar in a medium sized bowl until well blended. Beat in your egg and vanilla until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until nicely blended and stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Drop a rounded tablespoonful of cookie mix on the greaseproof paper and place other cookies about 8cm apart.
4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking trays for a few minutes before transferring your chocolate chip cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Enjoy your chocolate chip cookies with a nice cup of tea or coffee or even a glass of cold milk!
PS: Do you think I should add some more pretty tea cups from DotcomGiftShop to my collection?