That’s the flour and the baking powder and the bicarbonate of soda and the salt. Didn’t bother to sift it. Just a teeny bit of mixing.
Into the bowl…
And whisked with a balloon whisk. Technically you must whisk the butter first and then add the sugar…but whatever rules here.
To this add the egg and the vanilla.
All mixed….just a few turns will do.
The chocolate,which we cut into chunks. We were just short of 25 gms of chocolate…just like unplanned pregnancies…you never know…
Add the dry stuff into the wet…just make a pretense of bringing it all together. Get rid of the whisk ,a large spoon is good now.
This picture should have been up before…Substitute…25 gms/2 tablespoons of roasted salted peanuts! To make up for the lacking weight of the chocolate.And the kids are not too fond of salt and sweet…but then that was a risk we took.
Into the cookie dough.
Uniformity ,we were looking at. And as neither of us have a cookie scoop,we used an ice cream scoop.One scoop,one ball…slightly flattened…on the tray. The idea was to get the same size cookies so that they would bake evenly.
At this stage the cookie dough looks like ice cream…full of chocolate…if it is warm and your dough feels a little loose,just pop it in the fridge to chill 5 minutes.
The tray does not need to be greased of floured. 6 on the tray. Switch on the oven at this stage…175C/350F.
See,6 to a tray…So baking two times.
Tip, just flatten them slightly….And keep a check on them…they were ready in 13 minutes.Lightly browned from the top and soft to the touch…they firm up on cooling. They smelt terrific…the whole corridor was full of vanilla and chocolate…
The first cookie was downed just alone…the second ,with a glass of cold milk.
You can drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate if you want to add to the goodness…or maybe substitute some of the bittersweet chocolate with while chocolate…add walnuts and peanuts or just walnuts….whatever…the possibilities are Endless!
But they all end up in the tummy.
Make them,even if your kids have flown the nest…or if you don’t have any.
These cookies took less time to make than bake…
And they were heavenly!
Treat yourself once in a while….
So what are you baking today???