Sometimes there’s only one thing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon and that is to get your bake on. Dave is always going on about making cookies that are as squidgy as the ones you buy in the supermarket so when a link went up on BuzzFeed for ‘The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever’ it prompted me to give them a try!
I gathered my ingredients, turned the oven on to pre-heat (then turned it off again after I realised the dough would need to cool in the fridge for at least 30 mins) and began my baking mission!
For these cookies you will need the following –
½ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cups plain flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces milk chocolate chunks
4 ounces dark chocolate chunks (or your preference)
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4
Being an American recipe all the measurements were in cups which worked fine for me as I have measuring cups, however if you don’t you can simply look up the conversions online.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt and butter until a paste has formed with no lumps.
Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk.
Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula, being careful not to over mix. This will cause the gluten in the flour to toughen which will result in cakier cookies.
Fold in the chocolate chunks evenly, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavour and deeper colour, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex the flavour will be.
Scoop the dough with an ice cream scoop onto a grease-proof-paper baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches of space between cookies and 2 inches of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
Cool completely, and enjoy with an ice cold glass of milk or a lovely cup of tea!
They even got Dave’s approval, hoorah!
This recipe is courtesy of BuzzFeed