500g Plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
225g unsalted butter at room temp>
220g caster sugar
220g light brown sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
500g chopped chocolate bar or chocolate drops
§ Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a medium-sized bowl
§ Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar together until smooth for about 3 minutes. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating until fully combines, then mix in the vanilla extract
§ In three additions, beat in the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in the chocolate. Ideally, chill the dough overnight before baking.
§ Preheat the oven to 180⁰C/160⁰C fan/350⁰F/gas 4 and line two baking trays with baking paper. Use your hands or an ice-cream scoop to form balls of dough, about 60g per cookie.
§ Bake six cookies per tray for 16-18 mins or until golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
WARNING: Do NOT overcook! I will not be held responsible for broken teeth!
TIP: Substitute the milk chocolate for white chocolate. . dark chocolate. . smarties. . M&M’s. . rolos. . . whatever floats your boat!