Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

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Treats
Makes
36
Photographer
Danielle Wood

These chocolate chip cookies are classically crisp on the outside and gratifyingly chewy on the inside. Make this recipe into an easy DIY gift by layering up the ingredients in a 750 ml capacity storage jar: place the flour mixture at the bottom followed by layers of the sugars and chocolate. Hand-write a label with instructions to add 150 g of softened, unsalted butter and 1 egg. Personalise by swapping out the dark chocolate for a mix of white chocolate and crushed hazelnuts, cinnamon and raisin, or anything that takes your fancy.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
150g light brown soft sugar
1 large egg
200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Method

  1. Using a food processor with the beater attachment, mix the butter and sugars until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well to combine, then add the chocolate.
  2. Into a clean bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt, and stir to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing with the food processor until it is just combined. Cover the bowl and chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
  3. When your cookie dough is fully chilled, preheat the oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Using a small ice-cream scoop or teaspoon, scoop out small amounts of the dough, roll into balls with your hands and place on the baking trays 5 cm apart – the cookies will flatten out as they bake. It should be possible to fit nine cookies on each tray, so you will need to work in two batches.
  4. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes, or until just firm and golden at the edges. Leave the cookies to cool on the baking trays for 2–3 minutes before transferring the cookies, on the baking paper, to fully cool on a wire rack.
  5. Repeat with the rest of the dough, or freeze the remaining dough for up to a month. Store the baked cookies in a tin or an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Tags:
Treats
April
Carter
gift
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