I’ve found myself baking a lot during lockdown. Anyone else? I find it very therapeutic but it’s not great for my health eating it all. Still, I’m baking but this batch of chocolate chip cookies I decided to give away. Where I live, there are so many delivery men arriving every day with parcels that neighbours or myself are expecting. I thought I could give something back so I left packages of cookies downstairs by the entrance with a note saying they’re free to enjoy.
Many of you asked for the chocolate chip cookie recipe on my Instagram when I shared a photo on my stories so I thought I’d share i here as well for everyone to enjoy. This recipe makes 20 cookies but you can obviously half it or quarter it if you want to make less. You can also save some of the dough in the freezer and take out when you fancy. That way you hopefully minimize the risk of eating all the cookies in one sitting.
Lately the shops have been low on chocolate chip stocks so I’m not surprised if many others are making these cookies. They’re so easy and so tasty! Last week I used chocolate buttons instead and it worked equally as well. You just have to smash them up into smaller pieces first.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
200g butter (room temperature)
150g granulated sugar
150g brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1tbsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking powder
300g chocolate chips
How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mix the butter and sugar
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix
- Add flour, baking powder and salt and combine to a dough
- Kneed in 3/4 of the chocolate chips
- Divide the dough into 10 balls
- Tear each ball in half and place on oven proof paper (rough/uneven side up)
- Bake in the oven on 200 degrees for 9-10 minutes
- Sprinkle over the rest of the chocolate chips
- Let cool on baking paper
How do you enjoy your chocolate chip cookies? I prefer them slightly warm still so that the chocolate sort of melts. If you leave some to eat another day, you can pop them back into the oven for a bit if you like them served like me. If you use this recipe, let me know as I’d love to see your creations.