Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whilst at home this weekend Scott and I baked gooey chocolate chip cookies and they were scrummy!
Usually when we decide to bake I end us baking and Scott fafs about, but this time he was very helpful and helped equally which made the biscuits/cookies extra special. Cookies are extra specially nice when their warm and the chocolate chips are still soft, and they remind me of break time in school where we'd all que to get the best warm cookies form the canteen!
250g (9oz) plain flour 
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
170g (6oz) unsalted butter, melted 
200g (7oz) soft brown sugar 
100g (3.5oz) caster sugar 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
1 egg + 1 egg yolk 
250g (9oz) chocolate of your choice, chopped into small chunks
Optional - Desiccated Coconut  
Preheat your oven to 170°C / Gas mark 3-4. 
 In a big, dry bowl, sift your flour, bicarb & salt together. Set to one side.
In a separate bowl mix together your sugars & butter. 
Next beat in your eggs & vanilla extract.  Add to the dry mixture and stir thoroughly! you can add your chopped chocolate and nuts/dried fruits if you fancy (hazelnuts are good!!).
Line a baking sheet with greasproof paper and make small ball shapes out of the dough. Place on lined baking sheet quite spaced apart and cook for 10 - 13 minutes (until they are lightly bronzed at the edges). I sprinkled a little desiccated coconut on some but thats up too you!
Leave to cool on a wire rack (if you can!!)
I really like separating the yolk from the white!

I had mine once they had cooled slightly but were still soft and warm :) yum!
Scott was a big fan too and has devoured quite a few already :P...

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