There almost wasn’t a Sunday Bake this week as I didn’t have anything planned, however the boyfriend has come to stay for a couple of days and he had a craving for cookies, so this morning we got baking. These cookies are chewy and squidgy and delicious and you can easily adapt the recipe to put different types of chocolate, dried fruit or whatever chunky bits you fancy into the mixture. If you’re going for chocolate I’d recommend chopping up a bar rather than using chocolate chips as you get bigger, more satisfyingly indulgent chunks.
125g butter, softened
225g dark brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
150g plain flour
50g strong white bread flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
200g milk chocolate, cut into chunks
1. Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment and preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Cream together butter and sugar.
3. Add the egg and beat into the mixture.
4. Fold in the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt, until the mixture forms a sticky dough.
5. Cut the chocolate into small chunks, and spread evenly through the mixture.
6. Using your hands roll small amounts of the dough into balls, flatten to 1cm thick discs and lay out on the baking sheets, leaving plenty of space between them as they will spread a lot.
7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, they should still be quite squidgy when you take them out.
8. Leave them to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, if you try to remove them straight away they will fall apart.
10. Gobble one up when they’re still a bit warm as that’s when they’re at their very best!