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Chocolate Chip Cookies

“COOKIEZ!!!! 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...”

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

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17 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. leaf (the indolent cook) - November 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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

  2. Vien @ We Dare Food - November 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

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

  3. Gourmet getaways - November 20, 2011 at 1:56 am

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

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

  4. Michelle chin - November 20, 2011 at 7:12 am

    cookie monster looks utterly in bliss! hehe.

    i’ll probably dip this in milk. :)

  5. Hannah - November 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    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!

  6. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed - November 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

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

  7. Ashley - November 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    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!!

  8. Tina @ bitemeshowme - November 21, 2011 at 7:37 am

    These photos are gorgeous! Loving the cookie monster prop :)

  9. Nic@diningwithastud - November 21, 2011 at 10:21 am

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

  10. Hide & Seek - November 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    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!

  11. penny aka jeroxie - November 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    love the cookie monster!! and the cookies :)

  12. Vee @ Munching (in) Melbourne - November 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    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!!

  13. msihua - November 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    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˜›

  14. Thanh - November 27, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Cookieeeeeeeee *chomp chomp chomp*

  15. She Wore It Well - December 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

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

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