We made the most yummiest goodest chocolate chip cookies in the world yesterday! James said so, therefore it must be true. In fact they were jolly nice - that crispy yet chewy way that you often get in a bought cookies, but without the list of additives as long as your arm. Perfect.
So they weren't perfectly round and even. A good lesson for Mama in letting go - they are only chocolate chip cookies for goodness sake -even if they are the yummiest goodest ones in the world. So I let go.....
And they turned out just perfectly.
Here is the recipe should you feel so inclined.
The Yummiest Goodest Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World.
8 oz soft butter
8 oz caster sugar (they can be very sweet so feel free to add less)
1 large egg yolk
8 oz plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
6 oz (approx) chocolate (either ready made chips or a chopped up bar - dark, milk, white or all 3 even)
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Sift in dry ingredients and work into a dough
Add chocolate chips.
Turn out onto floured surface and make a cylinder shape. (I find it easier to flour some baking parchment or clingfilm and roll it up that way. Dimensions vary according to you taste, but remember it has to fit into your fridge)
Chill for 30 mins at least. (We didn't wait that long, but it is easier to slice up if it is chilled and firm)
Cut into 1/2 inch slices place on greased trays. bake at 170 C / 350 F Gas 3 for about 20 mins.
When cookies start to turn brown around edges they are done.
Lift off very carefully onto a wire rack. They will be very soft and fragile, but will soon crisp up, retaining that slightly squishy middle. ( Yes - I know the feeling well.)
You can add all sorts of flavourings - grated orange zest is good - lovely with chocolate. Replace a tablespoon of flour with a tblsp cocoa for double choc chip. Nuts - yes! Ginger - why not?
This recipe makes lots and lots, but you don't have to bake them right away. Slice them and open freeze on trays, and then decant into bags. Let them thaw for about 10 mins before baking as above.
Alternatively - you can eat them straight from the bowl.
Let me know if you try them, and what goodies you add. I am adding this to my new recipe page at the top. It is a bit random right now, as I trawl through the blog to find them, but it's coming along. Tags are such a good idea - wish I had used them. xx