Yummy Chunky Chocolate Cookies
As well as my love for photography I am a fan of home baking. And my love of eating it only comes just ahead of my love of actually baking. One of mine and my daughters favourite things to make is cookies, and it has to be Chunky Chocolate Cookies.
And the best thing is that they are easy to make, which is fantastic for when the little one wants to make them with me. Honestly the most difficult part is to wait for them to cool down enough to eat them.
Not only has these cookies been approved by my little one but also by my other half and friends. On Saturday the weather was unpleasant to say the least but we had to go out to the post office. Despite the pouring rain the little one wanted to walk, and although we only live about a 15 minute walk from the post office we ended up coming back soaked. So after we got home and changed into dry clothes (which in my daughter's case meant putting her unicorn onsie), we decided to make a batch of these cookies.
Now I will say the original recipe I use is actually from bbcgoodfood.com and is their Millie's Cookie Recipe. And it has never let me down, so as the saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it". The only thing I really do differently is that instead of using 200g of chocolate chips I buy two 100g bars of Aldi's basic chocolate and cut it up into chunks. Obviously, this is a job that I do and not my little one.
But my little one can cream the 125g of butter, 125g of caster sugar and 100g light brown soft sugar together.
And once it has been creamed together we mix in 1 egg and a teaspoonful of vanilla extract. Then we add 225g of self raising flour and the chocolate, on Saturday we decided to do half white chocolate and half milk chocolate.
Once everything is combined it is just a case of rolling out equal sized balls on to a baking tray and baking them at 180°C for 10 minutes. However, I would say I won't put so many on my tray again. I forgot how much they spread and they sort of merged together slightly.
And when they're baked you just have to pop them onto a cooling rack and wait. On Saturday we managed to get about 25 cookies.
And the best way to distract little people from the cookies cooling in the kitchen is to play a board game.
Now I'm sure they keep for a few days in an airtight container, but between my daughter, other half, friends and me they never last more than a couple of days.