In the UK you can buy biscuits (things like ‘Digestives‘ that are as crunchy as hardboard and look like the kind of food they ate on ships in the 19th Century) and you can buy cookies – gooey, sugary and generally delicious. The ‘Fussy Eater’ decided he wanted to try making cookies so off we went and bought up a half-ton of chocolate.
You can get ‘American Style’ Cookies in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and so on – extra chewy and all that, or you can make your own. For this session we decided to follow Nigella’s recipe – she isn’t known for skipping on decadence…
- 125g dark chocolate bar
- 150g plain flour
- 30g cocoa
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 125g butter
- 75g light brown sugar
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 350g dark chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate bar in a bowl over hot water.
Place the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl and mix well.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (use a whisk and then a wooden spoon). Add the melted chocolate and stir in. Then add the egg and vanilla and stir that in too.
Add the flour to the choclate stuff and stir it all up. Finally add the chocolate chips!
Hold onto that bowl for dear life son…
Now put 12 dollops of the mixture onto two baking trays (use something like an ice cream scoop) and don’t squash them down – leave a good space between each dollop.
Bake for about 15-20 mins – if you stick a skewer into one it should come out clean. Set aside to cool.
Serve with a big glass of milk for dunking:
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