Cookies are such a basic kitchen cupboard essential – but there’s nothing like having them homemade, and fresh out the oven. I’ve always thought: the softer the cookie, the better the taste. I’m really not that great in the kitchen, so basic recipes are my favourite. These cookies are incredibly easy to bake, they take about twenty minutes in total so even kitchen novices like me can make a seriously delicious batch! This recipe makes approximately 12 cookies.
You will need:
1/2 cup salted butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
a pinch of salt
1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/Gas mark 4. Melt the butter in the microwave for roughly half a minute – it shouldn’t be entirely liquid though.
2. Beat the butter and sugar until they turn creamy and pale cream in colour. Add the vanilla extract and one egg, and continue beating until combined. Don’t beat for too long or your cookies will become stiff. Add all of the flour, the baking soda and a pinch of salt.
3. Use your hands to bring the mixture together to form a soft dough. Add most of the chocolate chips and fold them in with your hands.
4. Roll the dough into medium sized spheres and arrange them on a cookie sheet – they should sit quite far apart. Press into them with the back of a fork to flatten them a little (but not too much!). Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look slightly toasted and a little bit golden, but not too much – this is so important for a soft bake. Once cooled, enjoy!
Let me know if you try making these!