Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday Spotlight: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've been wanting to make double chocolate chip cookies for while after constantly buying the ones from Sainsburys, which are extremely delicious :). I found this recipe via google and I decided to make some today whilst listening to some songs from musicals :).

You will need:

Makes 24-36 cookies

225g / 8oz butter / margarine
285g / 10oz light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tsp vanilla essence (I forgot to buy some,but they taste delicious without)
310g / 11oz plain flour
4 Tblsp cocoa powder (I used drinking chocolate which I thought was the same, clearly not - look at the colour of mine!)
1 Tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
400g / 14oz dark chocolate chips


1)Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. I used an electric mixer but a wooden spoon does just as good a job.
2)Mix dry ingredients together (Flour, Bicarb,Salt and Cocoa Powder) and add 1 tablespoon to sugar/butter mix.
3)Beat the egg with vanilla essence and add into sugar/butter combo.
4)Add in the remainder of the dry mix.
5)Mix in chocolate chips.
6)Put the mixture into the fridge for 30mins (its much easier to handle)
7)Preheat oven to 160c.

8)After 30 mins remove mixture from fridge and line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.
9)Roll mixture into balls - bigger balls, more cookie :)
10)Cook in oven for about 15 mins.
11)Remove and leave to cool for about 20 mins.

Batch 1 as my oven wasn't big enough

Happy baking and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)