chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Difficulty: A wee bit harder

Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes baking

Serves: 24 cookies approx

I got a new cookbook for Christmas from the Hummingbird bakery. There are loads of delicious looking recipes in it so I’m planning on using it a lot over the next few weeks/months. So while most people are starting their New Year’s diets Hannah and I were making a big batch of chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients

225g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
350g (2 cups) soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp vanilla extract
400g (3 1/3 cups) plain flour
½ tsp salt
2 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
225g (1 cup) dark chocolate.

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 170C and line your baking trays with greaseproof paper

Mix the butter and sugar

Get your child to measure the butter (225g) and sugar (350g)out then add to a mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Mix them together using the paddle attachment or a hand held mixer (or wooden spoons) until the sugar and butter are light and fluffy.

  

Add the eggs and vanilla extract

Get your child to break the eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl. Add them to your bowl, mixing it a little between each addition.

Turn the mixer down to a slower speed and get your child to help you measure the vanilla extract (1/2 tsp) into the bowl. Let them use the spoon on their own if they are able to, or help them and steady their hand while you pour if you need to.

 

Add the remaining ingredients

Measure the flour (400g) into a small bowl. If your child is able to, get them to help measure the salt ( ½ tsp) and bicarbonate of soda (2 ½ tsp) into the flour. Add these into your large bowl.

Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the bowl.

 

Get your toddler to add in the chocolate pieces to your dough mixture.

 

Give it one last mix so that everything is nicely combined.



 

Form the chocolate chip cookies

Using a spoon (or as Hannah preferred – your hands) add 6 dollops of dough mixture to each of your baking trays. These cookies spread a lot while baking so leave as much space between each cookie as possible.

  

Bake the cookies

Pop them in the oven for roughly 10 minutes. They’re ready when the edges have turned golden brown and they’ve flattened down.

Leave them on the baking trays to cool slightly, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

chocolate chip cookies

 

Chocolate chip cookies

A really easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies that kids will love to bake.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, chocolate, cookies
Servings: 21 cookies
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 225 g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 350 g (2 cups) soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 400 g (3 1/3) cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 225 g (1 cup) chocolate chips.

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 170C and line your baking trays with greaseproof

    Mix the butter and sugar together

    • Add the butter and sugar to a freestanding mixer or bowl. Mix them together using the paddle attachment or a hand held mixer (or wooden spoons) until it's light and fluffy.

    Add the eggs and vanilla extract

    • Break your eggs into a small bowl then add them to your mixing bowl, mixing it a little between each addition. Turn the mixer down to a slower speed and add the vanilla extract.

    Add the remaining ingredients

    • Measure the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda and add these into your mixing bowl.
    • Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the bowl. Add in the chocolate chips to your dough mixture. Give it one last mix so that everything is nicely combined.

    Form the chocolate chip cookies

    • Using a spoon add 6 spoons of dough mixture to each of your baking trays. These cookies spread a lot while baking so leave as much space between each cookie as possible.

    Bake the cookies

    • Pop them in the oven for around 10 minutes. They’re ready when the edges have turned golden brown and they’ve flattened down. They'll still feel a bit soft when you remove them from the oven.
    • Leave them on the baking trays to cool slightly, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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    4 Comments

    1. I always think there’s something magical about putting a tray with small lumps of batter in the oven & then taking out trays of lovely flat, round cookies!
      I also like pressing smarties into cookies half way through baking as a colourful alternative 😀
      x

    2. I don’t think i’d ever really made cookies before (normally just biscuits) but I totally agree. They were totally delicious and just popping a dollop of batter on a tray is much easier for wee ones to manage. I’ve got another chocolate cookie recipe to try so i’ll do the smarties trick when I make them – sounds great!

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