Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall/Autumn is here and I’m still steamrolling through Nigella’s new book. Her new tv show has started in England but I have to wait until Sunday to watch it on the food network! I imagine it will be worth it though, as I’ve heard that she compares the shake of a perfect cheesecake to a slight ‘inner thigh whibble’… Really Nigella?! Only you!

Never get sick of this view all year round…

These cookies are fairly dense but delicious and the perfect companion to a perfect latte.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

(from Nigella’s Kitchen)

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

1 x large baking sheet

  1. Preheat the oven to 170degreescelcius. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool a bit. Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melt butter over them and beat together.
  3. Beat in the vanilla, the cold egg and cold egg yolk until your mixture is light and creamy.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour and bicarb until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the cookie dough into an American quarter-cup measure or a 60ml round ice-cream scoop and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, plopping the cookies down about 8cm apart. You will need to make these in 2 batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool in the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Makes approx. 14

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3 comments
  1. Christine said:

    Great colours in the valley. I’ve got one egg left, Em, so may try this tonight but may have to mix dark, milk and white chips!

  2. Lucy Hosmer said:

    I am going to make these tomorrow! I keep looking at your blog and drooling over it and now that I have finally bought an oven I reckon I am going to do every cookie recipe one by one. The French just don’t make cookies and cupcakes the right way… Hope you are well Emma.

  3. Em said:

    Lucy! Hi! Can’t believe someone other than my dad and aunt look at this blog, but good to know that it’s providing some baking inspiration!
    I think the French may be too refined for my style of baking, much more a North American messy but tasty thing I’ve got going.
    have fun making the cookies, you should put photos of your baking explorations on facebook or start a blog!

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