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Things to do with the kids: Make yummy chocolate cookies

Updated on July 30, 2013

Yummy recipe for chocolate cookies

This is a recipe I always use when we want something yummy and sweet to eat as a treat. The cookies are quite soft but have a nice bit of crunch and are ideal to enjoy with a scoop of ice cream. Everyone seems to love these cookies and they are the perfect treat food, no matter what the weather is doing. They are fab with a hot chocolate, spread with Nutella or Fluff and make a lovely present. Easy to make, no machinery requires and best of all, the kids can get all gloopy and messy whilst mixing by hand.

Ingridients

100g granulated sugar

80g brown sugar

125g butter

1 large egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

half a teaspoon of baking soda

pinch of salt

150g plain flour

150g plain chocolate - chopped into small pieces or use chocolate chips

Tools you will need for this job

Baking sheet

Non stick baking paper

small saucpan

Wooden spoon

Large mixing bowl

tea sppon

table spoon

Method

Oven 190c

Melt the butter gently in a small pan over a low heat. Place the two types of sugar in a fairly large mixing bowl, pour over the melted butter and mix together untill you get quite a gritty mixture. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Gradually add the flour, making sure it is well stirred into the mixture, then add the baking soda and salt, again make sure the mixture is well mixed. Slowly add the chocolate. I let my daughter do this bit by hand, she loves to get her hands all gooey from the gloop mixture. Willy Wonka mixes his chocolate by waterfall, we mix ours with CLEAN kids hands! My daughter's favourite bit is liking the chocolatey messy gloop off her hands and bowl at the end (obviously their is raw egg in the cookie mix, so caution for young children, the elderly and pregnant women)

You can now decide how big you want to make your cookies, there is enough mixture here for 12 average sized cookies. You may want to make mini ones to add to the bottom of icecreams or maybe make big huge ones, just because...Yum!

This mixture is more of a batter than a dough and it's all about the sugar melted to a kind of caramel state and gluing everything together, Lush! Use the spoons to put the mixure on the baking paper coverd baking sheet, this way you can get quite even sized cookies. I use teaspoons for tiny cookies, tablespoons for average cookies and for large cookies I dump a huge mountain full of mixture on the baking sheet, not the most exact measuring but it adds to their charm. Do not put cookies too close together as they spread out while the cook.

Bake the cookies for about ten minutes, less if they are smaller or you want them to be extra soft. You can cook them for a little longer if you want them extra crunchy. They are done when a lot of little cracks appear all over the surface of the cookies.

Remove from the oven and leave them to cool for ten minutes. Moving the cookies too soon is not a good idea because the chocolate is still gooey and the cookies are still very soft, you may end up with just a pile of cookie crumbs if you are not careful. (Cookie crumbs are very nice sprinkled over yogurt by the way!)

These cookies are yummy all the time but these taste better if they are stored overnight, that's if you can wait that long!

Violet

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      Alina 8 years ago

      Ur cookies rocked my socks!

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      Kaka Lolo 8 years ago

      omg idk wat to say!??!

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      Ducky Muck 8 years ago

      I love DUCKS!

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      Ellen Vickeriumi 8 years ago

      I love yummy things so yea!!!

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      Rachel Ray 8 years ago

      Cool I love cookies! Rock on!

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      Rachel Ray 8 years ago

      Cool I love cookies! Rock on!

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      bibi 8 years ago

      omg those cookies are so so good!

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      Rachel Ray 8 years ago

      you should try out for food net work women!

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      chocolate 8 years ago

      Hey Hay chocolate fan! Are you a chocolate fan?

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      Offical Miley Cyrus says: 8 years ago

      I loves them! So Rock on girlfriend!

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      okokokokokokokok 8 years ago

      hi you rock! Girl~!

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      cheesers 8 years ago

      hi bye!

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      subbu 8 years ago

      hey umm idk wat to say!

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      The offical baker 8 years ago

      Hi baby! Nice work!

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      The offical yuma 8 years ago

      yum yum lover boy!

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      Chef Georgia and Hannah 4 years ago

      Just made these, they are really good!

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