Eatables

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: How long’s a piece of string?

Cooking time: Depends on your oven, but around 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

225g caster sugar

300g plain flour

200g melted butter

1tsp vanilla extract

1tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 egg, plus egg yolk

1 or 2 tbls milk

Shed load of chocolate chips, or about 200g. Plus a couple of spoonfuls on a plate reserved for later.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 165 degrees. Sieve flour into a bowl, and add sugar and baking powder. Meanwhile, melt some butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, (you can do this in the microwave. but it will melt real quick, say 10 seconds, so stay with it) Once this has melted, add the egg mixture, vanilla extract and the salt. Next, add this to  the flour mixture and stir well.

Take note of consistency. Grab a trusting family member and upturn the bowl above their head. It shouldn’t drop! If it does, you can laugh, and eat the remainder of the chocolate chips.
The spacing allows spread when cooking. About 10 cm in between. If you must use baking paper, please please put the biscuits on the bottom shelf. Once the paper caught the top bar of my electric oven and caught fire. I caught them just in time. Actually, just grease the baking sheet it’s far safer x

Next, add the shed load of chocolate chips and a few tablespoons of milk to get a texture that’s just gone past the dry stage, but not gloopy; more claggy (I love that word). If it’s too sloppy, the mixture will spread too much as it bakes and will run into each other, and then you will have just a massive sheet cookie.

In the process of putting all of this stuff together, you can take off the occasional chocolate chip from the plate on the side and throw them in the air and try to catch them in your mouth. See how many you get! This makes the whole cooking experience quite fun.

Once complete. Grease a baking tray with parchment and use a teaspoon of mixture for each cookie. Put in the oven and check after 8 minutes. Do not overcook, else they will be too dry. About 10 minutes should be enough.

Leave to cook for around 5 minutes, then you can eat them warm or cold. My son eats them with vanilla ice-cream, like a pudding.

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