Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies!

imageTo my hubby’s relief I have finally got back into the kitchen and baked some cookies ­čÖé

There are loads of recipes for this everyday favourite biscuit but this is the one I use all the time…the secret is using really good chocolate.

I try and have on hand a bag of Belgian Chocolate – it is a little expensive however it does make such a difference to the taste of the cookies. I use the cheaper baking chocolate when baking for a school event so keep both handy in the pantry. The other tip is to use v vanilla paste if you can. Again the taste profile makes it worth it ­čÖé

For this recipe you will need the following:

  • 125g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or paste (I use paste but essence is fine to use)
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 250g good-quality chocolate
  1. Preheat your oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Butter & sugar into your mixer and beat until light and creamy. Make sure the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Add vanilla & egg and beat again.
  4. Sift the four, baking powder & salt into the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate.
  5. Roll tablespoons of cookie dough and put about 3cm apart on the lined baking tray. Flatten with a fork. Bake for 15-20 mins until a pale golden brown.

For a change try using a mixture of different chocolate, like dark, milk & white or as I did today white chocolate and cranberries which are a favourite!

Happy baking xx


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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

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