Bank Holiday Baking – Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Hello! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend! In all my time working I’ve never really had a week off as such and I’ve used days here and there but this time round I’ve said RIGHT! USE YOUR HOLIDAY PROPERLY! So I did. Anyhoo… I had this urge to bake today after spending some time with my Grandma so before the shops shut I gathered my supplies and headed home to bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Now before I get to the low down of how I made these I must add that I am a very inexperienced baker. I like to think I’m awesome and domesticated and I truly do feel it as I’m baking but seriously I’m such noob when it comes to things like this. This time round however I got the recipe completely spot on but I let myself down with the size of the cookies on the tray prior to baking. *lesson learnt.

Now I’ve never been great at following recipes and I don’t actually have any scales so I literally do gamble on what I think looks right. The recipe all said I needed to add salt but I decided against doing that.

Here’s what you’ll need (in my opinion):

120g (1/2 cup) unsalted softened butter
100g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
bag of chocolate chips (I used a whole bag)
Okay so here’s what I did which is completely fool proof if you ask me…

 

Preheat your oven to 180 celsius
Mix your butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy and then add your egg and vanilla extract beating until combined
Add in your flour, baking soda and chocolate chips and keep mixing until you’ve got a really nice dough texture (see above) it shouldn’t stick to your hands and go gloopy.
Make small little balls with the dough and add onto a tray with a baking sheet (important). Slightly flatten and if you would like to add more chocolate chips then go for it! I burnt my first lot…
Now depending on how you want your cookies to turn out you bake them in the over for between 8-10 minutes. 8 being gooey and soft on the inside 10 being crunch. I went for 8.
Enjoy your cookies

So here’s my very basic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and I’ve probably explained it in the most basic terms possible. Like I said i’m not masterchef as of yet but I am learning! I’m still really cheesed off by my cookies being big, ergh small dough balls.

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