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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect warm out of the oven with vanilla ice cream.


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Chocolate Chip Cookies
November 19, 2011

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday night and we started our personal training session when the great storm of 2011 hit. Okay, okay… it wasn’t really that bad of a storm, but the rain was heavy, there was some lighting and it wasn’t safe to be doing squats and weights in the park. So after coming home early I was bored…. so I baked a recipe I flagged to make. A Nigella recipe, so you know it’s gonna be a be a good one.

I may have added more chocolate chips than required, but no one complained πŸ˜‰ Next time I think I might do half quantity of peanut butter or butterscotch chips with chocolate chips…. *drool*

Hamsley enjoyed a fresh cookie outta the oven with some ice-cream. I did not, gotta lose weight ya know! I did sample them, as I how could I not! They are massive cookies, and using an ice-cream scoop really helped portion them evenly, just like when portioning the mixture with cupcakes.


Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nigella Lawson

150g soft unsalted butter
125g soft light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg, fridge-cold
1 egg yolk, fridge-cold
300g flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 x 326g packet of milk chocolate morsels or choc chips
1 x large baking sheet

1. Preheat the oven to 170ΒΊC.  Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

2. Melt the butter and let it cool a bit.  Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melted butter over them and beat together.

3. Beat in the vanilla, the cold egg and cold egg yolk until your mixture is light and creamy.

4. Slowly mix in the flour and the bicarb. until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Scoop the cookie dough into an American quarter-cup measure or a 60ml round ice-cream scoop and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, plopping the cookies down about 8cm apart.  You will need to make these 2 batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches.

6. Bake for 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Make Ahead Note: The cookies can be made up to three days ahead and stored in an airtight container. Cookies will keep for a total of five days.

Make approximately 14 cookies.


17 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Cookies, indeed! I like your choice of food props here. :p

    November 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm
  2. Vien @ We Dare Food

    HAHAHA that cookie monster is so cute!:D Are they the crunchy type or the chewy type??

    November 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      chewy for sure! πŸ™‚

      November 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm
  3. Gourmet getaways

    LOL!!! You squashed the cookie monster!! OH NO!!

    Cookie accidents aside, these look absolutely delicious, my favourite cookie is choc chip.

    November 20, 2011 at 1:56 am
  4. Michelle chin

    cookie monster looks utterly in bliss! hehe.

    i’ll probably dip this in milk. πŸ™‚

    November 20, 2011 at 7:12 am
  5. Hannah

    Personally, I don’t think it’s ever safe to be doing squats, period, but that might have something to do with my complete lack of exercising for the past squillion years. πŸ˜› Yay cookies!

    November 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm
  6. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Too cute. Love the photography πŸ˜€ These look so good, I heart Nigella. She’s rad.
    Heidi xo

    November 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm
  7. Ashley

    Teehee, cookie monster looks like he’s in heaven! I don’t remember the last time I made JUST chocolate chip cookies, I normally throw in hazelnuts or macadamias…but should do this again. Am salivating!!

    November 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm
  8. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    These photos are gorgeous! Loving the cookie monster prop πŸ™‚

    November 21, 2011 at 7:37 am
  9. Nic@diningwithastud

    Haha I always add more choc chips than the recipe says. You can never have too many πŸ˜‰

    November 21, 2011 at 10:21 am
  10. Hide & Seek

    We love cookies so we would have tried this recipe anyway. But since you’ve included the Cookie Monster we’re even more excited! Bring on the chocolate and the sugar!

    November 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm
  11. penny aka jeroxie

    love the cookie monster!! and the cookies πŸ™‚

    November 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm
  12. Vee @ Munching (in) Melbourne

    Personal training, cookie monster, AND cookies? Sounds like a whole lot of win πŸ˜‰ And I warm up my cookies too and have them with ice cream!! Hamsleys got the right idea I think!!

    November 22, 2011 at 8:21 am
  13. msihua

    Arrghhh.. I couldn’t stop giggling when I saw the post you put of Cookie Monster… I love chocolate chip too and always put more than I need so meh πŸ˜›

    November 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm
  14. Thanh

    Cookieeeeeeeee *chomp chomp chomp*

    November 27, 2011 at 12:58 am
  15. She Wore It Well

    Sooo making these for the work xmas do on Thurs! x

    December 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm
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