Easy chocolate chip cookies recipe

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makes: 20
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 226 kCal 11%
Fat 11g 16%
Carbohydrates 29g 11%
  -  of which Sugars 17g 19%
Protein 3g 6%
Salt 0.3g 5%
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  • For an easy chocolate chip cookies recipe that can be done in under 30 minutes, look no further. Go on, enjoy a deliciously warm, chewy cookie with your next cuppa. This is a great recipe to try with the kids too.

    These easy chocolate chip cookies are simply scrumptious. Serve deliciously warm, straight from the oven or cooled and dunked in a perfect cuppa. The beautiful thing about making your own cookies is you get to choose the size – extra large or mini cookies – they all taste fabulous. For a gooey, chewy finish, don’t cook them for too long, or if you like them crisp and crunchy – keep them baking until the max time. Simply divine!

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    Ingredients

    • 225g (1 cup) caster sugar
    • 300g (2 cups) plain flour (sifted)
    • 200g (1 cup) of butter melted
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 1tsp of baking powder
    • A pinch of salt
    • 1 egg
    • 100g-200g chocolate or chocolate chips

    Method

    • Add the sugar and melted butter in a bowl and mix together – a wooden spoon is fine, no need for a whisk.

    • Sift the flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt together and add to the sugar and butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips at this stage if you’re making chocolate chip cookies.

    • Mix together using your hand. Once you get a dough texture, add the egg and knead using your hand again.

    • Spread some butter onto a baking tray. Take some of the dough, roll into ball then flatten a little. Keep them on the small side as they spread out during baking. Also, don’t keep biscuits close to each other otherwise they will get stuck together.

    • Place in the oven and bake at 160C, gas 3 for 10-20 mins. The bigger the cookies, the longer they’ll take to cook. They’re ready when the edges are a bit golden.

    Top tip for making Easy chocolate chip cookies

    If you want to make extra chocolaty cookies we'd recommend using 200g of chocolate otherwise stick to 100g chocolate for a classic chocolate chip cookie

    If you want to make sure your chocolate chip cookies are moist, soft and chewy then the best way to do this is by making sure you use the correct amount of butter and eggs as this is the ingredients the moisture comes from.

    We’d also recommend swapping caster sugar for brown sugar instead as brown sugar contains molasses which is around 10% water which will add even more moisture to your cookies making them extra soft and chewy. You could also experiment with putting less flour in each time you bake the cookies to see whether reducing the amount of flour adds to your perfect chewy consistency.

    The best chocolate for chocolate chip cookies depends on what type of cookies you want. If you want thick chunky cookies with big bites of chocolate then you’re better to opt for a bar of chocolate roughly chopped. If you’re looking for small bursts of chocolate, neater cookies we’d recommend chocolate chips.

    You can use any kind of chocolate you’d prefer but milk and dark chocolate bake better as white chocolate has a high sugar levels so can burn quite easily. You could choose your favourite brand like Cadbury’s or Galaxy or you could opt for cheaper supermarket brands.

    Some recipes recommend baking chocolate but this is usually more expensive to buy and is very sweet. Our top tip would be to look in the sweets and chocolate aisle in the supermarket as bars of chocolate are often cheaper instead of buying from the baking section.

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