Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Cookies

6 July 2012

I baked some cookies. Don't worry I'm not diversifying or anything, cupcakes are still my 'thing'. I think I just fancied a change as Hubby and the Darlings seem to be getting a bit bored of cupcakes {how dare they!}

So I had a rummage through my old recipe books and came across an Annabel Karmel baby weaning book that I used when Oliver was a baby. The recipe was for white chocolate chip cookies but we didn't have any white chocolate so used smashed up chocolate buttons instead... Oliver loved that job! The second time I made them with dark chocolate chips and they were even nicer. It's the easiest and quickest recipe ever. They only need 10 minutes in the oven which means they're still soft when you take them out, so when they've cooled they are lovely and moist.

And even better news is, I worked out how may calories are in them and it's only 89 calories each. So I can have one as a treat with my cuppa when the Darlings are in bed!

Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 24
Preparation time 10 minutes
Baking time 10 minutes

100g unsalted butter softened
100g caster sugar
100g soft brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
175g chocolate chips or chocolate buttons

Preheat oven to 190C {375F} Gas Mark 5. Line several baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

Put the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat with a hand held electric whisk on a slow speed. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the mixture and beat until fully incorporated. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix on high speed for a couple of minutes until it is all well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips {or smashed up buttons} with a wooden spoon.

Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place on the greaseproof paper. Be careful not to put them too close together as they spread a lot. Pop in the oven for 10 minutes. When done, they should be a lovely golden colour.

Carefully take them off the baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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