Friday, 18 January 2013

Chocolate Cookie Recipe

We made cookies today and I made some chocolate cookies. Here is the recipe with some pictures of the ones I made. ( The recipe is in Ballymaloe cookbook.) (( I have halved this recipe so I had the right amount of cookies.))

Here is is:

Makes about 36-40 depending on size.

225g (8oz) butter

200g (7oz) brown sugar

175g (6oz) caster sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ( I do not use this)

350g (12oz) plain white flour

1 level teaspoon baking powder

1 level teaspoon bicarbonate soda
 (bread soda)

pinch of salt

150g (5oz) chocolate chips

110g (4oz) chopped nuts

Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/gas 4.

Cream butter, add sugars, and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg bit at a time and then the vanilla extract. mix the dry ingredients and fold them in. Lastly add the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

Divide the mixture into 7g (1/4oz) pieces for teeny weeny cookies or 25g (1oz) for medium cookies or 50g (2oz) for American style cookies on a baking sheet. Remember to allow lots of room for spreading. Bake for about 8-10 minuets depending on size.

Cool for a few minuets on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

This recipe is NOT the halved one!

Just out the oven...

The mix when it is ready to be shaped.

Nice after lunch snack!

On the wire rack...

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