I have tried out a LOT of chocolate chip cookie recipes but this one could quite possibly be my favourite. It makes amazingly thin, chewy, delicious tasting chocolate chip cookies.
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
170g unsalted butter, melted
200g dark brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
300g chocolate chips (any chocolate you want. I like to do a mix of milk, dark and white)
1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Line baking trays with parchment.
2. Sift together the flour, bicarb and salt and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until well blended.
4. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips using a wooden spoon.
6. Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking trays, with each cookie around the size of a golf ball. Do not flatten the dough. Cookies should be about 8cm apart.
* I like to press a large piece of chocolate into the top of the dough so there is a nice piece of chocolate in the middle of the finished cookie.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking trays for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.