Christmas Baking (Blogmas Day 2)

I love coming home after a stressful day at work to bake delicious chocolate chip cookies! There’s nothing like warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven is there!? I decided to make a batch of cookies to have at home with Tom, and to share with my friends at work in order to spread the joy and help keep the spirits up during long, stressful days!

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For these cookies you will need:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 170g unsalted butter, melted
  • 200g dark brown soft sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 325g chocolate chips

How to make the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Grease baking trays or line with parchment.
  2. Sift together the flour, bicarb and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough onto the prepared baking trays, with each cookie around 4 tablespoons of dough (for smaller cookies, drop 1 rounded tablespoonful and adjust baking time as necessary). Do not flatten the dough. Cookies should be about 8cm apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking trays for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

How they turned out:

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How good did they turn out?! Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed Blogmas Day Two. Let me know if you try baking these cookies and how they turn out!! And anyone is welcome to come round this month for cookies and milk at my house – the sign speaks the truth!! (By the way this gorgeous sign is from Flutterbyes Christmas Store at Bluewater).

Jessica Xx

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2 Comments

  1. Julie Ennis
    2nd December 2015 / 10:07 am

    These look scrummy, I am definitely going to make some of these.

    • Jessica Marie
      2nd December 2015 / 10:13 am

      Thanks Julie, they really were delicious! I’m going to make more but using white chocolate instead, as I love white chocolate chip cookies!! X

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