In the Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything better than a perfect cookie? One that is crisp and crumbly on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, that melts in your mouth as you taste it warm from the oven?

It’s the stuff that dreams are made of and finding that perfect recipe is like finding a best friend, the perfect house or your lost favourite snugly pair of socks {please tell me that’s not just me?}. I’m always on the look out for such recipes and I think that this chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson, is THE ONE. The resulting cookies are scrumptious and melty and chewy and full of all of the yum. You must make them and impress all that eat them. Go on, I dare you.

You will need:

  • 150 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 125 grams soft light brown sugar
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg fridge-cold
  • 1 egg yolk fridge-cold
  • 300 grams flour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 x 326 grams packet milk chocolate morsels or chips

To create 20(ish) delicious cookies, simply follow these easy nine steps!

  1. Melt the butter and let it cool slightly
  2. Meanwhile put the brown and white sugars into a bowl
  3. Pour the slightly cooled melted butter over the sugars and beat together
  4. Next add the vanilla, the egg and egg yolk until the mixture is all creamed together
  5. Mix in the flour and bicarbonate of soda until just blended
  6. Lightly fold in the chocolate chips
  7. Use a spoon to drop blobs of the mixture on a tray – don’t worry about being too organised, although do ensure you’ve left a decent amount of spice around each cookie
  8. Bake for 15 minutes on 170°C/325°F in a preheated oven on a lined baking sheet. The cookies should be lightly toasted on the edges
  9. Transfer to a wire tray once the cookies have cooled down for five minutes on the tray

Here’s a sneak peek into my baking habits – I’m not one for a tidy or organised workspace…!

These were one of the many yummy treats we served at the big birthday party and surprisingly there were none left the next day. Funny that! So have I convinced you to give these yummy cookies a whirl?

– Fi x