I seem to have caught a bit of a baking bug lately. Since the nights have been drawing in, I’ve been enjoying spending my evenings baking something yummy, and then sitting down with a cup of tea to enjoy the fruits of my labour.
In the past couple of weeks I’ve baked 2 batches of banana bread, a batch of brownies, and most recently, soft chocolate chip cookies.
These cookies are the perfect sweet treat for when your soul just needs something delicious.
- 125g caster sugar
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 125g softened unsalted butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2tbsp salt
- 225g self raising flour
- 200g chocolate chips (I used half and half milk chocolate and dark chocolate)
- Preheat your oven to 180c or gas mark 4.
- Mix the sugars and butter together until smooth.
- Add the egg and vanilla.
- Add your sifted flour to the mix.
- Add the salt and chocolate chips
- Mix together until it makes a sticky kind of dough. (I find it easiest just to mix this with my clean hands.)
- Lay out some baking paper on a baking tray.
- Roll your dough into little balls (hehe) I’d say about the size of a ping pong ball, but it’s your call how big you want your cookies to be!
- Put your cookies in the middle of your preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes, though keep an eye on them after about 7 or 8 in case they have cooked faster than expected.
- They should have a slight golden brown colour but still be quite soft when you remove them.
- Leave your cookies to cool and harden.
And you’re done!
Let me know if you try this recipe out and what you thought!
Until next time