November 7, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choc chip cookies

MUNCH RATING: 3/5

This is a recipe I got off the back of a bag of flour and they're pretty good cookies, especially straight out of the oven when they're soft and chewy and the chocolate is all melted and gooey!

  • Makes: about 18 cookies
  • You will need: Baking/cookie sheet, greased
  • Oven temperature: Gas Mark 5/375°F/190°C

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened*
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (6oz) semisweet chocolate pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5/375°F/190°C.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars.
  3. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Sift/mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into creamed mixture and blend well.
  5. Add the chocolate pieces and stir in by hand.
  6. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes and remove from the sheet immediately so they stay soft.

Variations:

At step 5 you can also add to the mixture:

  • 1 cup of peanuts
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (a little experiment and although the taste is a bit weird at first, they're still pretty yummy!)
* I have a confession to make: I got the quantity of butter for this recipe wrong and only used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup, but I think the cookies still tasted great and it makes them healthier!

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