Decided to just open up a random cookbook today and make whatever was on the page. Cookies, it was then. Not just any cookies, but GIANT ones. It was not my intention for them to be that big, but the recipe did say it was for 10 cookies, more like 20 medium size ones. In the end it does not matter what size they are, these are just simply the cookie of all cookies; a little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Just how I like them. There is one downside however, well actually there is two. Not gluten free, much to hubbies disgust (but then I did made him Tiramisu cupcakes last night) and I did not have as many choc chips as I would have liked. Recipe – courtesy of Jo Wheatley ‘Passion for baking’.
Fancy a go, here it is:
200g unsalted butter
200g light soft brown sugar
125g demerera sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
400g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder (recipe stated 1 tsp)
1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda (recipe stated 1 tsp)
loads of choc chips/or chopped up chocolate
- Pre heat oven 170C
- Place butter and both sugars into a mixer (I used my trusty kenwood)
- Cream together until fluffy.
- Beat eggs in a jug, then add to mixture a little at a time, mixing well until combined.
- Add vanilla
- Sift in flour and baking powders, add chocolate.
- Using a wooden spoon at this stage mix to a dough, or dough hook on your mixer if you have one.
- Get ready a couple of large baking sheets with greaseproof.
- Divide mixture into 10 pieces (2o for smaller cookies)
- Place 4 or 5 on baking sheet. Be sure to leave large gaps as these spread out quite a bit.
- Place on lot in oven , middle shelf. Bake for about 5 mins. Take out oven then tap the baking sheet on work top. This makes the cookies dispell air and then place back in oven for another 7 – 10 mins. (the second batch I just flattened carefully with the palm of my hand, instead of banging tray on surface)
- Remove, leave to cool for a few mins then place another tray of cookies in oven.
- When cool, place on cooling rack.
When cool, enjoy with a nice glass of cold milk.