Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies – every baker has his or her own definition of the perfect chocolate chip cookie. There are so many variations that a mere google of this word brings over 40,000 recipes. But don’t fret, today I am sharing a easy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Everyone has their idea of the perfect cookie, but if you’re a fan of soft and chewy textured cookies, then this is the recipe for you.

I have come to realise that you can never have enough chocolate chip cookie recipes in your life. I will be sharing more recipes later in month.

As soon as these cookies leave the oven you’ll be reaching for one almost straight away! There is nothing more tempting than the aroma of a freshly baked cookie!

I have been on a quest for the perfect recipe for sometime now. I have learned a few tips from the my various experiments I have undertaken. I thought I share those here.

Tips For Baking Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Always use room temperature butter, having the butter nice and soft will make creaming it easier. I tend to leave my butter out at room temperature for half hour before using, however, as the summer months approach it may just take 15 minutes to soften up! To test your butter is soft enough and ready to bake with, it should be cool to the touch, but when pressed using little pressure your finger will leave an indentation. This recipe doesn’t require the butter to be microwaved.
  2. Use two different types of chocolate. I love all kinds of chocolate, so I like to use a mix of dark and milk chocolate in my cookies. The tastes of the rich, slightly bitter flavour of the dark chocolate in contrast to the creamy, sweet milk chocolate is absolutely delicious.
  3. I have found that chilling of the dough produces a slighter thicker cookie. Chilled dough is easier to handle when making dough balls. I like to chill my dough overnight. Then I leave it out on counter for 15 minutes before I start making dough balls. If you live in colder climate you can skip the chilling in fridge and let cookie dough sit for 30 minutes on counter before making balls.
  4. You’ll be able to tell the cookies are ready as they’ll brown slightly around the edges. Cookies often appear uncooked, however under baking is the secret to a soft chewy centre that is core in this recipe.
  5. Rolled cookie dough freezes well in a sealed Ziplock bag for up to 3 months. What better to serve than freshly baked cookies when unexpected guests arrive or when a craving for the cookie strikes. At time of baking place the frozen cookies on the baking tray and bake in a preheated oven. Adjust the recipe bake time by adding 2 minutes to it.

Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 150g salted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 235g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 250 semi sweet & milk chocolate chips

Method

  1. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, corn flour and salt into a bowl set aside.
  2. In another bowl add the butter and sugars and beat until creamy. I like to use an electric beater for this.
  3. Now beat in the vanilla and then the eggs one by one.
  4. Add the flour and fold it in with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  5. Now add the chocolate chips and mix.
  6. Use a tablespoon or an ice cream scoop to make balls. Place the dough balls in fridge to chill for 15 minutes or overnight if possible.
  7. This mixture should make about 15 cookies dough balls about 45-50g each.
  8. Heat the oven to 190C/fan170C/gas 5.
  9. Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  10. Place the dough balls on baking sheet spacing them well apart.
  11. Set the timer for 5 minutes and bake.
  12. Now turn the tray and bake for another 5-6 minutes.
  13. Bake until they are light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre if you press them.
  14. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes to set and then lift onto a cooling rack.
  15. Cool completely before eating.

I know that this tough but trust me they taste better when they are fully set.

Baked cookies will last 3 day in an air tight container and can be frozen if required.

Happy eating 😋

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