Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

We should all enjoy a Choc-Chip Cookie from time to time.  This is my version.

According to preference, these can be cooked a little longer for a crisp crunchy biscuit or removed a little early (just as the top starts to expand and crisp) for a gooey soft and chewy interior. 

 Chocolate Chip Cookies

 1 ½ cups golden caster sugar or light brown sugar

220 grams butter

1 egg

2 cups self raising flour

1 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons of milk

1 cup chocolate chips

¼ teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Pre-heat oven to 180°C

 

Cream the butter and sugar until it is very light and fluffy.

Add the milk, vanilla and the egg and beat for at least 3 minutes.  Add the salt, then mix through the baking powder and flour.

Fold the chocolate chips through and bring the mixture together into a dough.

Roll the dough into a long sausage, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour – or better still pop in the freezer for about 35 minutes.

Once well chilled, unwrap and cut off generous discs of the lovely golden dough using a very sharp knife.  Press the cookies quite flat as they will spread a little.

Bake on a lined baking sheet in moderate oven for between 10 – 20 minutes depending on preference.

 

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before eating.