Chocolate chip cookies

Crisp, chewy and oozing with chocolate – sometimes the classics are the best

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Makes: About 12

Ingredients

110g unsalted butter, softened
100g caster sugar
60g light brown muscovado sugar
1 egg
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄2 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
190g plain flour
150g plain chocolate, cut into chunks

Method

1. Using electric beaters, cream together the butter and sugars for 3-4 minutes until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat until combined. Sift in the salt, bicarbonate of soda and flour and use a wooden spoon to bring the mixture together. Stir through the chocolate chunks until evenly distributed. cover with cling film and chill for at least 1 hour.


2. Preheat the oven to 200 ̊c, gas mark 6. Line
2 baking trays with baking parchment. Take 2 heaped teaspoons of the cookie dough and roll in your hands to make a ball. Put on the parchment-lined baking trays and flatten slightly. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing them well apart.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are just turning golden. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.