I love cookies. I love cake. Hell, I love anything sweet.
But have I ever tried to actually bake any of the above things? Nope. Because I am absolutely useless in the baking department, so I tend to avoid it like the plague. That was until I spotted this fairly simple looking recipe on Lotties Little Kitchen blog and decided it was about time I got out the wooden spoon and ate all of the cookie dough baked some cookies!
I was very, very pleased with the results and actually found the whole process quite relaxing - when I wasn't hyped up on the excessive amounts of raw cookie dough I'd 'tasted,' that is. So I thought I'd share the process, as, if I can do it - rest assured that you can too. Because I am a complete cooking dunce.
What you will need :
♥ 250g plain flour
♥ 1tsp baking powder
♥ 170g unsalted butter
♥ 100g white sugar
♥ 220g soft brown sugar
♥ 1tsp vanilla extract
♥ 1 egg & 1 egg yolk
♥ 200g milk chocolate chips
♥ 100g white chocolate chips
♥ pinch of salt
Whack on the oven to 170c (I did slightly less for fan - I don't know why, it felt right), sift your flour into a bowl & add the baking powder and salt.
Add your white and brown sugar into another bowl, then pour over your melted butter. Beat in your egg and egg yolk, plus the vanilla extract until you have a brown, sludge-y consistency (mm). Slowly add in your sifted flour to the sludge mixture; keep going until it's all thoroughly mixed together/your arm feels like it's about to fall off - then you're probably done. Next, throw in aaaaalll of the chocolate chips. And mix, mix, mix. Grab a spoon & taste the dough… Resist all temptation to eat the whole bowl. It's hard, I know.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper & plop (technical term) teaspoon size blobs of dough on. Leave enough space in between as they spread/grow like crazy. If you're feeling wild, add a tablespoon dollop - and be prepared for a monster sized cookie. That's what I did, and I don't regret a thing.
If you go for the small option, bake for 10-12 minutes. If you go for ones as big as your head, try 12-15 minutes instead. This recipe makes quite a large batch, so don't be surprised if you have to put two/three lots in the oven; not that it's anything to complain about. More mixture = more cookies. Win, win really!
Even if they're a little gooey looking, don't fret, they will harden on the cooling rack, but still keep that chewy-ness we're after. Next step? Eat as many as your stomach can handle. Because they will be delicious. That, I can promise!
I'm already planning on making another batch as they went down a storm & I really just want another excuse to eat excessive amounts of sweet stuff!
Let me know if you decide to make this recipe and how you get on!