Call off the search – the hunt is over. Here is the recipe for big, chewy cookies. You know, like the ones you buy in the bakery? Except better, because you will have made them, with generous chunks of chocolate instead of little chips. And better still, they’re SO easy to make. I’ve tried baking with both white chocolate and milk chocolate because I wanted an excuse to eat loads of cookies thought it was really important to do proper research for this blog post and I’ve come to the conclusion that both kinds of chocolate work extremely well with this recipe. I also found out that these cookies are washed down perfectly by a homemade vanilla milkshake. Never let it be said that I don’t work for this blog.
For 12 large cookies
120g butter, softened, plus a bit extra for greasing
180g light brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
215g plain flour
1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
120g good quality chocolate (milk or white) broken into chunks
For the milkshake
A glass of whole milk
2 scoops of your favourite vanilla ice cream
Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.
Chop the softened butter into cubes, add the sugar and gently whisk for a minute or so, until it’s nice and light. Add the vanilla extract and the egg. Mix well first with a spoon and then gently whisk again on a very slow speed.
Sift the flour into the mix. Add the bicarbonate of soda and the salt and mix well until a dough is formed.
Break the chocolate into small chunks and pour into the mix and stir again.
Grease a baking tray with a bit of butter. It’s about 1 very heaped tablespoon of mixture per cookie, so spoon the mix onto the baking tray one cookie at a time, pressing down very lightly on top and repeat until you’ve filled the tray with portions of cookie dough, leaving space for the cookies to grow in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
Measure out a tall glass of milk, add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and blend together. Get your cookies out of the oven when they’re golden brown and enjoy!
Crumbs. Crumbs. Crumbs – cram in crumbs – comb through crumbs – sneakily slot crumbs through a cumberband – encrumbulate – scrumptious!