Is there anything better than warm homemade chocolate chip cookies? After trying out multiple recipes over the last few years, I think I’ve finally found the perfect one for delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies. I like using milk chocolate in my cookies but you can substitute for white or dark chocolate or any other cookie filling you fancy.
Before we get to the recipe, I want to share a few cookie baking tips I’ve picked up along the way:
- I like to do a practice bake on one or two cookies before I put a whole tray in, to check I’ve got the size of the cookies and the baking times right.
- Freeze half the dough so you can make cookies whenever you fancy. Roll the dough into a log shape, wrap it in baking paper and place in the freezer. Whenever you fancy a cookie, slice off a disk or two of dough, pop onto a tray and bake in the oven – easy!
- 100g granulated sugar
- 165g brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 115g unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 155g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 110g chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, whisk together the white and brown sugar, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.
- Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder, then fold the mixture with a spatula (Be careful not to overmix the cookie dough – this can cause the gluten in the flour to toughen and will give your cookies a more cake like texture).
- Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper colour, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a tray with baking paper.
- Scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto the baking tray, leaving at least 10cm of space between cookies and 5 cm of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
- Allow to cool completely before serving – if you can resist!
If you give these a try, let me know what you think!