Chocolate chip cookies

Freeze half the dough for these addictive chocolate cookies from Amy Willcock and cook to order when the nibbles call
Chocolate chip cookies
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  • Serves: Makes 25 - 30 cookies
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 450 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 700 g brown sugar, unrefined
  • 200 g granulated sugar, unrefined
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod, with the seeds scraped out
  • 930 g plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 450 g dark chocolate chips
  • ribbon, for hanging on Christmas tree

Tips and Suggestions

Feel free to halve the quantities if you just want to make a batch of cookies and don't forget you can make this dough up to 1 month before cooking and freeze in logs wrapped in greaseproof paper.

Aga Cooking
Bake for 8 minutes in the roasting oven, 4th set of runners with the cold plain shelf on the 2nd set of runners.

Method

1. Set the oven to 190°C/gas 5. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and scrape in the vanilla seeds.

2. Put the flour, salt and baking powder into a sieve and sift into the butter mix. Fold to thoroughly combine then add the chocolate chips.

3. On a baking sheet, drop 2 tablespoons of the batter 5cm apart. Bake in batches for 8 minutes, until crisp. Cool on a wire rack.

4. While the biscuits are still hot, poke a hole 1/3 of the way down the cookie with a clean round pen top. Let the cookies cool completely and string a pretty ribbon through and tie in a loop so that you can hang them on the Christmas tree.

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