I love sharing recipes, especially when it comes to sweet recipes. This is of course not mine, this is from the lovely lady Donna Hay, right from one of her magazines. We baked these chocolate cookies today and took the photo not long after they came out of the oven...YUM! Nothing like baking your own cookies. We used dark chocolate and roughly chopped it to give yummy big chunks of chocolate. (they really do taste as good as they look)!
chocolate chip cookies
- 125g butter, chopped
- 1½ cups (225g) self-raising (self-rising) flour
- ¾ cup (135g) brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cups (100g) milk chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 180ºC (390ºF). Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Set aside to cool slightly. Place the flour and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the butter, egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Stir through the chocolate. Using your hands, mould 2 tablespoons of cookie mixture into a flat round and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, leaving room to spread. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on trays. Makes 18.
* To check if the cookies are done, look at the bottom not the top. If you wait until the top looks right you risk overcooking them. To check, lift a cookie with a spatula so you can see underneath. The bottom should be deep golden. Cool on trays as the cookies will continue to cook after you've removed them from the oven.