Recipe: Chocolate Chunk Cookies

23.4.13

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You really can't get much better than a huge batch of freshly baked cookies, can you? I amalgamated a couple of different recipes recently to make these amazingly chocolately, but not too sickly, cookies which have been keeping me supplied with afternoon treats and midnight snacks for the last couple of weeks. I love chocolate (especially Dairy Milk, which is what I used for this recipe), but I'm not too keen on chocolate flavoured things, so I kept the actual cookie dough lightly vanilla flavoured to balance it out. They are amazing straight from the oven when the chocolate is still all gooey and melted, but they're just as good saved in the cupboard to enjoy later on too.

You Will Need (makes approx 24 cookies):
150g caster sugar
150g soft brown sugar
200g butter
275g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
400g milk chocolate

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
2. Add the egg, followed by the flour and baking powder. Mix well.
3. Add in the vanilla extract. The mixture should start to come together into a dough, but if it's a bit dry and crumbly just add a tiny splash of milk.
4. Break up the chocolate into medium-sized chunks. I used two Dairy Milk bars; the first I broke up just using the squares on the bar, and the second I chopped up a little bit smaller using a sharp knife. Add the chocolate to the bowl and mix well to combine it with the dough.
5. Cover a baking tray with tin foil and roll out small balls of the dough. Unless you have a giant oven (of which I am well jel), you'll probably need to do it in batches - I did 6 cookies at a time.
6. Bake the first batch for 10-12 minutes, and remove from the oven once the edges start to turn golden brown. The cookies will need around another 20 minutes to set properly, so lift the foil off the baking tray and place on a flat surface to continue cooling.
7. Put a fresh piece of foil on the baking tray and repeat the process until all the mixture is used up.
8. Eat them warm straight out of the oven, or leave to cool and store in an airtight container.

Yum! What's your favourite flavour of cookie?

Gillian x

23 comments

  1. They look delicious - I love chocolate chip cookies! I think my favourite type has to be Oatmeal and Raisin though; maybe because they sound healthier than they actually are? ;-)

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  2. They look delicious, love your heart plate too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  3. yummmm...looks great,my flat mate and I tried making cookies once and they came out teriible but they tasted all right. Your looks good, my fave flavour would be triple chocolate.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://ivyslittlecorner.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Oh, yum! I didn't realise you co uld just break up ordinary blocks of chocolate for cookies, haha. I thought you had to buy chocolate chips! My fave flavour is white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies... SO good.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  5. Looks so delicious, would love to try this out sometime soon (:

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  6. Mmmm!! These looks so good. My favourites are white chocolate cookies so I will swapping the milk chocolate for white.

    chelseyxlou.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  7. Ooh, these look pretty similar to the ones I make. I don't think you can beat plain old choc chip but I usually sprinkle a bit of sea salt on them before baking for an extra kick x

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  8. These are mouthwatering. Can you believe I've never made chocolate chip cookies?!
    Sophie
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  9. ahh these look so yoummy! i made some dark chocolate chip ones which I found worked great because tthe chocolate is so strong you don't over eat them haha ;)

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  10. I love making these cookies! They are so quick and easy to do and are so simple!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  11. How how yummy! My favourite are chocolate chunk ones. Will be trying this recipe at home. xx

    The Shutterbug Blog

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  12. YUMMYYYYY! These look so so good <3

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  13. Oh my god I actually want to cry at how good these look. I'm gonna make some tonight, ease the pain of dissertation x

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  14. They look delicious =)
    I too love chocolate, but really don't care for anything chocolate flavoured. Everybody I know thinks I'm weird - glad to know it's not just me!

    http://heartattack-andwine.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. They look so yummy! Nothing beats homemade cookies! Xo

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  16. These look heavenly! x

    http://beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. These look so yummy! I'm not a fan of chocolate flavoured things either (although I do love chocolate!) xx

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  18. That looks so good!
    http://www.cocoamourr.com/
    x

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  19. These look delicious!

    Maria xxx

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  20. These cookies look amazing.
    http://curlygurlymoments.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Yuuum these look delicious, very moist. I definitely have a bit of a cookie obsession, I can never just have one haha :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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