I can't take credit for this recipe as I found it on BBC Food's website, whilst looking for a recipe to make cookies, but it's such a good recipe I thought I should share it with you as it's simple to understand and it works really well. Anyone could make these!
- For this recipe you will need:350g/12 oz unsifted flour1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 225g/8oz butter
- 175g/6¼oz caster sugar
- 175g/6¼oz soft brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 350g/12¼oz dark or milk chocolate, crumbled- Some greaseproof paper and two baking trays (or if you can wait to do one at a time you can use just one)Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5 and then mix your flour, baking soda and salt.In another bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy, you can use a wooden spoon or an electric mixer for this.Then beat in the eggs.Gradually mix in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate. Before doing so make sure your chocolate is broken up into small pieces. It's ok to have some bigger pieces but you don't want to end up having more chocolate than cookie!When you are ready to bake the cookies, take the dough/mixture with a tablespoon and roll into a sphere using your hands.Then flatten in your hands or on the baking tray to make a circular shape, place them widely spaced apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes. You can use any toppings you like or no toppings at all. I choose to use mini smarties.These are best served warm, so let them cool for around 5 minutes and then enjoy!