Calling all Cookie Monsters

Posted on June 8, 2009


These cookies are very moreish.

This recipe makes 2 baking trays of 6-8 cookies. I have to bake only half of the mixture to stop them getting eaten in one sitting. They work well for an after school snack, or elevenses, or half past twoses…

If you fancy making some first preheat a fan oven to 150ºc.

With an electric whisk beat 125g of very soft butter (or Clover) until soft and pale:
Then add:
175g light, soft brown sugar and beat again then
Then add:
1 egg
1-2 tsp of vanilla extract and beat well again
200g Plain Flour with 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda added and mix

Stir in 2 bags (200g) of your favourite flavour(s) of choc chips.

N.B. I have recently converted this from ‘cup’ measurements as not everyone has measuring cups so I tend to add the flour a bit at a time until it looks right. All butters and flours have different effects on the mix. I have also amended this recipe (March 2015) as I wasn’t happy with it the last few times….it’s good to go now, just so you know.

Ideally, put the mix in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up. Gather up heaped teaspoonfuls of the mix, roll into a ball, then flatten them a little in the palm of your hand. Put them on a non stick tray (or on non stick foil or parchment) with a good 4-5cm between in each one.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until just golden at the edges and still soft in the middle.
Cool for 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

If you only want 1 portion of cookies you can put half the mix in a tub in the fridge (balled up ready to go) and save for another day. You have to take the tub out of the fridge an hour or so before you use them though to allow the mixture to soften, but it allows you to turn out cookies within 10 minutes when you have an emergency snack requirement.

Eat several, while they are still warm, with a nice cuppa tea.