Saturday, 18 August 2012

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Olivia and I have been wanting to make cookies for a while now as neither of us have made any in so long! I love big American style cookies (I usually microwave them so they're nice and warm) so that's the type we went for. We used a recipe from a website I found called 'Our Kitchen', it's a really lovely site with lots of tasty recipes to try. 

Our cookies were white and milk chocolate chunk, we made the chunks quite big simply due to our own personal preference. They tasted really good and we were both happy with them, the only thing is, was that they took quite a bit longer in the oven than the website initially suggested. We decided to try two ways of molding the cookies, some we flattened out and others we simply left as mounds. There wasn't really a difference between the two, apart from that the flattened ones took slightly less time in the oven (so were maybe a bit more ideal). The recipe is American so the measurements are given in cups, however you can easily convert it, or just use some measuring cups as we did.

(Our Kitchen)

Makes 20

          2 cups plain flour
          1/2 tsp salt
          1/2 tsp baking powder
          170g unsalted butter, melted and allowed to cool a little
          1 cup light brown sugar
          1/2 cup granulated sugar
          1 large egg, beaten
          1 egg yolk
          2 tsp vanilla extract
          1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 165C on fan bake and arrange the oven shelves so they are spaced evenly at about 1/3 and 2/3 down the cavity and the hot air can circulate freely around them. Lightly grease or line two baking trays.
  • Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda into a medium-sized bowl.
    • Combine the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add the eggs, extra egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
    • Add the flour and chocolate chunks and stir until just combined.
      • Divide the dough evenly into twenty pieces and roll into balls. Space them evenly on the oven trays, allowing plenty of room for them to spread. Bake for between 15 – 20 mins until light brown. The darker the cookies, the crisper they will be.

          • For triple choc cookies, try adding 1 tbsp cocoa when sieving flour

Thanks for reading, 

Naomi ♥

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