Ultimate cookies
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Ultimate cookies

Who doesn't love cookies with a soft and gooey centre? This recipe is the ultimate guide to making sure your cookies ooze with a melting chocolate centre every time. 

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Vegetarian
  • Makes14
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook12 mins
  • Total time27 mins
  • Pluschilling

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Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH BASE

  • 110g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 60g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp flaky sea salt
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 190g plain flour

FLAVOURINGS

  • 75g white chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 75g toasted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • ½ lemon, zest

OR

  • 75g sultanas
  • 75g pecans, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

OR

  • 50g milk chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 50g white chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 50g dark chocolate, cut into chunks

OR

  • 75g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 75g dark chocolate, cut into chunks
  • ½ orange, zest

Method

  1. Use electric beaters to cream together the butter and sugars for 3-4 minutes, until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Add the salt, bicarbonate and flour; bring together with a wooden spoon. Choose your flavourings and stir through. Cover with cling film; chill for at least 1 hour.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Line 2 baking trays with parchment. Roll 2 heaped tsp dough into a ball in your hands. Put on the lined trays and flatten slightly. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the cookies well apart.

  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just turning golden. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional

Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

913kJ/ 218kcals

Fat

12g

Saturated Fat

5.6g

Carbohydrates

25g

Sugars

15g

Fibre

1g

Protein

3.5g

Salt

0.2g

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