How to make some Decent Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Double chocolate chip cookies with mint
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Cookies are a must for the home baker. A proper biscuit to cut the teeth on. The double chocolate chip cookie is an absolute delight. It must be slightly chewy in the middle with deliciously crispy edges. Not one for anybody trying top reduce weight but it makes a great pick me-up during self-isolation. We have two recipes for the chip cookie and one for a chocolate cookie.

To make 12 use this recipe. The preparation time is 12 -12 minutes and the cooking time is 12 minutes. 

(1) Ingredients For Double Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • medium free-range egg, beaten
  • 175g plain flour
  • tbsp cocoa powder (optional for a chocolate variant)
  • tsp baking powder
  • 250g chocolate chips
  • 150g smooth milk chocolate, chopped into chunks (optional)

(2) Ingredients For Triple Chocolate Cookie:

  • 150g smooth dark chocolate, broken up
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • medium free-range egg, beaten
  • 175g plain flour
  • tbsp cocoa powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • 150g smooth milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • 150g smooth white chocolate, chopped into chunks

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. (For the Triple chocolate cookie) Place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and make sure it’s not touching until melted. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Using an electric mixer, whisk together the butter, light brown sugar, caster sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Whisk in the melted dark chocolate and egg.
  4. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder (optional) and baking powder, until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks or chips depending on the variant made.
  5. Spoon rounds of the mixture on to the trays and bake for 12 minutes.
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