Chocolate Chip Cookies!

These cookies are really easy to make and taste amazing. So much so, that I’ve made three batches in the past week by Kieran’s demand and they’ve all been eaten…they’re so moreish.

I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth, so I used 70% cocoa plain chocolate to provide the chunks in my cookies – but you can obviously replace these with milk or white chocolate instead. Or add anything you want – nuts/cherries – that’s the beauty of cookies!

Makes about 12 decent sized efforts.

  • 250g/8oz butter
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar
  • 100g/40z soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 50g/2oz cocoa powder
  • 250g/8oz plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150g /5oz plain chocolate, chopped into small chunks.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas4. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and beat into the mixture.
  3. Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the bowl and mix.
  4. Stir in the chocolate.
  5. Drop heaped teaspoons onto the baking trays, making sure they are spaced well apart to ensure they don’t run together. (Although then you’d end up with one MASSIVE cookie – so either way you’re winning)
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. They’ll still be really soft when you take them out of the oven, so don’t worry if you think they’re under done, they’ll stiffen up after a minute out of the oven.