Chocolate Cookies

So after the best part of a year of saying I’d share it… here is our family cookie recipe…

Perfection with chunks !

Finest cookies

Makes ~16 chunky chocolate cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 100g butter (margarine just won’t do)
  • 100g brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 50g white caster sugar
  • 15ml (3 teaspoons) vanilla essence
  • 230g plain flour
  • 25 g baking powder (seems way too much, maybe use less than this to experiment next time?)
  • 225 g Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate (English chocolate, sweet and milky)

Method

Turn on the oven. 190°C or gas mark 5.

our fan over takes about 10 mins to reach baking temperature

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl

working it together with the back of a wooden spoon

… until it looks like this:

sugar and butter creamed together

In goes the egg (white and yolk):

in goes the egg

… and the flour and baking powder:

plain flour measured out, with baking powder (same colour)

Mix it together. Set aside.

Take the chocolate… unwrap it (slowly). Sniff and enjoy the pleasure of a pristine family bar…

Put in a plastic bag (optional), hit unceremoniously with a hammer, rolling pin, or crow-bar (whatever is to hand). Aim to break each chunk into 2-4 pieces, depending on the chunkiness you prefer.

(Cue gratuitous pictures of the wonder-food we know and love)

My mouth is watering just looking at it!

Eat a chunk of chocolate. This is essential to the success of the recipe.

Bribe a child to grease two baking trays with butter/margarine (I wonder what with…), or do that bit yourself.

Pour choc chips into the mixture, and stir:

nice and firm

With (clean-ish) hands shape into about 16 spherical balls, placing on trays.

all ready

Into the oven… set the timer to beep in ten minutes.

Time for a cuppa

Prepare landing gear:

You should be able to tap a solid top without your finger going in:

Unload to cool down, and enjoy the smell…

See how long you can wait until you try one…

Hope you enjoy making them. I prefer the eating part which comes next 😉

Credits: Mrs techcobweb for her excellent cookery and modeling.
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