Cookies are one my favourite treats to make – they’re super easy, they taste amazing and they please everybody. Plus if you’re not a fan of chocolate you change it up for sultanas, or if you do you can add even more!
200g light brown sugar
125g butter (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional!)
225g self-raising flour
half a bar of milk chocolate (or as much as you desire!)
METHOD: Oven 180°C
- Start by creaming the butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy. I personally like using brown sugar because it gives a really warm and rich flavour. Feel free to use caster sugar instead if you prefer.
- Next mix in the egg and vanilla extract, then once mixed fold in the flour. You should end up with a nice and gooey dough.
- Now it’s time for chocolate – yay! I like breaking up a bar of chocolate because it gives the cookies a more rustic feel, plus biting into melted chocolate chunks is just heaven. Just break up the pieces (sometimes I cut them smaller with a kitchen knife) and add them to the dough.
- Once you’re done line two baking trays and place the dough in small golf-size balls. Be warned, they have a tendency to grow in the oven so leave plenty of space. Cook for 8-10 minutes if you prefer them to be gooey, if not 10-12 minutes will do fine.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe – they’re a firm favourite in my family! Let me know how you get on if you do make them, and as always feel free to ask if you have any questions 🙂