(Makes 16 oversized cookies)125g of butter (soft) 185g of soft brown sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 lightly beaten egg 1 tablespoon of milk 215g of plain flour, mixed with 1 teaspoon of baking powder 250g of chocolate (pre-broken into squares or smaller if you wish)
1 – Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas mark 4). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
2- Cream the butter and sugar together.
3- Stir in the vanilla extract, and then gradually add the egg, giving it a good beating.
4 – Stir in the milk, and then add the flour and baking powder, till it becomes a wet dough.
5 – Add the chocolate chips/chunks (I don’t skinny chip…I chunky dunk!)
6 – Roll the cookie dough between your hands in large walnut sized globes. Pop them on the baking tray trying to leave a good 4cm around each cookie as they will spread….as I found out!
7 – Bake for around 15 mins or until lightly golden.
8 – Leave to cool for a little while on a wire rack if you can before you munch away, else you’ll burn your mouth on lava-like chocolate!
My cookies become speckled with chocolate on top and hold the gooey choccy goodness in the centre and bottom, as in the piccie above, because I tend to whack everything through my mixer, so don’t worry if you get larger pieces of chocolate breaking through the top of the cookies. (I’m sure you’ll survive somehow!)