Super Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
There are certain times of the day, for me it is usually mid morning, for others it may be after lunch or in the evening, when what you need with your favourite cuppa is your favourite cookie.
As well as enjoying cookies I enjoy cooking and one of the things I love about cooking is that I know exactly what is in the things I eat. I would far rather have a homemade cookie than a shop bought biscuit because I know there will be no surprise ingredients.
Another great thing about this recipe is that almost all of the ingredients can be found in the store cupboard of most kitchens. If you don't have chocolate chips try simply crumbling or shaving chocolate pieces into the mixture. Our favourite is good quality dark chocolate which we cut into small chunks, and nibble a few, before adding some to the mixture. But you can use any chocolate you like or if you are not a chocolate fan try some of the alternatives below.
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- 175g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 125g Butter or Margarine
- 200g Sugar
- 1 Egg
- Few Drops Vanilla Essence
- 100g Chocolate Chips
- Begin by mixing sifted flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Next add the butter (softened), sugar, egg and vanilla essence.
- Beat with an electric hand mixer ( you can do it by hand but it takes a while) until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Place small spoonful's of the mixture onto greased baking trays. Size of spoonful will determine size of cookie.
- Bake in a preheated oven Gas mark 5 or 190 C (375 F) for 10 - 12 minutes.
- Set a timer as it is easy to burn the edges (though I prefer them slightly well done). Cool completely on a wire rack before munching.
|Serving size: 1 cookie|
|Calories from Fat||54|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 6 g||9%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 14 g||5%|
|Sugar 9 g|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7%|
|Sodium 91 mg||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
This your chance to be inventive try some new combinations such as
- pecan and raisin
- apricot and almond
- cinnamon and hazelnut
- cranberry and white chocolate chips
- peanuts ( and add a spoonful of peanut butter to the mixture as well)
- mixed chocolate chips white and dark together
The options are fairly endless but some combinations will work better than others and of course there is an element of personal preference.
Get creative and have fun. It's a great recipe to make with children as well. So, encourage them to join in, have fun and learn.
Often when I make a batch of cookies I make some with dark chocolate chips and others with while or milk chocolate chips.
If you want to make a double choc chip simply add some cocoa powder to replace some of the flour.
To ring the changes try adding some of the following
- Nuts - my favourites are chopped hazelnuts or pecans but almonds, peanuts or walnuts also work well
- Dried fruit - sultanas or raisins work well but dried cranberries or apricots chopped are also good
- Spices - a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg can also be great.