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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

choc chip cookies
Work was kinda average today so on the way home I decided some baking would be in order.  Chocolate Chip Cookies in fact.  This recipe makes heaps and they are yum - probably because you can’t really go wrong with a choc chip cookie :)

cookie stack
Makes: 36          Prep and Cooking time: 30 minutes

250g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup caster sugar
¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
375g dark chocolate melts, chopped coarsely

Preheat oven to 180˚C.  Grease a couple of oven trays.
Beat butter, vanilla extract, sugars and egg in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Stir in the sifted flour and baking soda in two batches.  Stir in the chocolate.
Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls, place about 5cm apart on the trays.  Bake for about 7 to 15 minutes depending how crispy you want your cookies.  Leave to cool slightly on the tray before transferring to a wire rack.
Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

*Dark chocolate can be replaced with other chocolate if desired. I actually used a mix of Nestle dark and milk choc drops. If you want to add nuts you can substitute out a third of the chocolate.

broken cookie 
cookie plate

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