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Mmmm Cookies

I once thought that chocolate chips have to be chocolate chip-shaped. Then I tried to pipe out my own using melted chocolate. This took so long that I came to realise that hey, chocolate is chocolate, and it’s shape is pretty irrelevant when it’s melted into deliciously chewy and soft choc chip cookies…

Crunchy chewy deliciousness

Crunchy chewy deliciousness

We don’t really have a wide range of chocolate chips on sale at the grocery stores here, so these chopped up bits of dark chocolate are ideal, and they taste far better than the fake-chocolate chips on offer. And hey, Cadbury’s Bournville is amazing, so why not?

Leave the cookies in their ball form and they will magically become flat

Leave the cookies in their ball form and they will magically become flat

Choc chip cookies go fantastically with cappuccinos by the way.

Biscuits and cappuccinos: should definitely be a staple diet for all human beings! And kittens too perhaps...

Biscuits and cappuccinos: should definitely be a staple diet for all human beings! And kittens too perhaps…

If you want a flatter biscuit, use more butter. The difference is only 10g though, so be careful!

More butter leads to a flatter biscuit

More butter leads to a flatter biscuit

Less butter means a better biscuit shape

Less butter means a better biscuit shape

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

makes 15

  • 90g salted butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 50g choc chips (or more chocolate is always a good idea too) (I chopped up a slab of Cadbury Bournville, not too dark, but richer in flavour than Dairy Milk)
  • 1 egg

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, and line a baking tray
  2. Put castor sugar and cornflour into a mixing bowl
  3. Melt the butter and add to the sugar mixture, mixing it in
  4. Add the flour. Do this slowly, mixing as you add so the flour doesn’t go everywhere
  5. Add the coconut oil and egg, mixing all ingredients thoroughly
  6. Chuck in the chocolate and ensure even distribution throughout the mixture
  7. Make balls of dough about 3cm in diameter and space evenly on baking tray. Leave them as the are (don’t flatten), they will shape themselves
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  9. Best enjoyed fresh (still warm even!) and with the company of the cutest kittens
Pippin is curious... And he would probably eat it too, if I'd let him

Pippin is curious… And he would probably eat it too, if I’d let him