Friday, 3 March 2017

Recipe: Tanya's Chocolate Chips Cookies

I've been collecting cookbooks for a little over a year now, and my collection is definitely getting bigger all the time. It started because a book club which comes to our work around once a month normally has cookbooks in their bundle of the month and retail at a much lower price than you'd find in your local bookstore. A book that I often refer back to is one I quite willingly paid full price for last year. Tanya Burr, a youtuber, brought out a cookbook with various easy to follow recipes, but it's her section on cookies and biscuits that keeps me going back for more with.

You can't go wrong with a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, I think - and this one works every time!

200g white chocolate chips
200g milk chocolate chips
200g unsalted butter, softened
300g caster sugar
1 large egg
325g self raising flour

Preheat the oven to 180 C, and line your baking trays with greaseproof paper. I used four small baking trays as I was lots of smaller cookies.
Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy before adding the egg and beating until smooth.
Slowly all in the flour until well combined, and then add in the chocolate chips, stirring gently.

Divide the mixture into evenly sized rounded shapes - the recipe originally says you will get ten cookies from this amount of mixture, but if you don't want very big cookies, I managed to get around 25 smaller cookies (even with sampling the cookie dough)!

They do spread quite a lot while cooking, so make sure to leave plenty of space between each one.

Bake for 12 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cook - they will look like they're not fully cooked, but as they cool down they'll set more.

                                                 {Can you see the smiley face too?!}

These freeze very well, to be defrosted at a later day and eaten - if they're not gone the day you make them (which never happens in our house)! It's also recommended in the book to use two of them to create an ice-cream sandwich, something which I'm sure we'll be trying out as soon as some nice weather comes our way.


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