Chocolate Chip Cookies

These home-baked chocolate cookies are another firm family favourite treat that the kids love to make, and the recipe is super easy (you can use a conventional oven; you don’t have to use a cookstove, though of course we think they’ll taste better in the Homewood!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lots of decadent buttery and sugary goodness, I wouldn’t recommend eating these every day! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

(Makes about 12-15 cookies, and these are The Best – so you probably want to double the mix!)
85 g softened butter
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar [SOFTLY packed! Was packed too densely in this video ๐Ÿ˜Š]
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 and a 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon [heaped] baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips [we like using the dark chocolate drops the best]

Cream the softened butter and sugars together, beat in the egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder (sifted) and lastly the chocolate chips. We like using the dark chocolate drops the best. Really mix well so it all comes together and even get in there with your hands if need be! Make small balls and flatten them on a lined baking tray. Cool in the fridge for 15 minutes or more so that they hold their shape better when cooking. Bake around 180 degrees C (350 F) for 12-15 minutes – we prefer ours slightly underdone so normally remove after 12. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy.

Some tips:
These are cookies, and not biscuits! So to get a nice, chewy cookie (instead of a crunchy biscuit!) do using baking paper, don’t overcook, and remove immediately onto a wire rack ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ”ฅ
You can use wholemeal flour for a healthier variant, and cut down one the sugar if you like. I often add a whole banana when wanting to mix it up a bit!

Enjoy! ๐Ÿงก – Janie x