The boys wanted cookies, but we didn’t have any in the house and it was raining so we couldn’t go out and we needed something to do. Looking on BBC Food I found the following recipe, which I then adjusted a little. They are probably the best cookies that I have ever eaten, especially hot, as they are soft, chewy and very chocolaty.

Before you start on the mixture, cover two trays with baking paper and set the oven at 160°C.

150g butter, at room temperature
80g light brown sugar
80g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
225g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g plain chocolate chips and/or chunks

Mix the butter and sugar together in a mixer (or by hand) until they become light and fluffy (about 30 seconds).
Add all of the other eggs, vanilla, flour, and bicarbonate of soda to the mixture and mix for about another 30 seconds.
Cookie-mixtureStir in the chocolate and spoon large teaspoons of mixture onto the baking trays. The mixture should be enough for about 12 cookies.

cookies3Cook for about 14 minutes at about 160°C and then allow to cool down a little before eating so that they firm up a little in the middle.


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