Chocolate chip cookies

Arlene Thompson.  INLT-11-11-10 600-CON
Arlene Thompson. INLT-11-11-10 600-CON
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Pop in to The Hub at Carrick YMCA, for a refreshing cuppa and try our homemade pancakes, cookies or traybakes. The Hub is a pop-up cafe providing work experience for young people in the area, and is currently open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everything is only £1.00 and is all homemade, including these melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies

(The ingredients here will make approximately 30)

You will need:

400g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

pinch salt

225g butter, softened

175g caster sugar

175g soft brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

350g good quality dark chocolate chopped

Method:

Preheat oven to 190C

1. Line 3 baking sheets with non-stick paper.

2. Sieve the the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl.

3. Using a mixer, beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.

Beat in the eggs.

4. Gradually add in the flour mixture and stir in the chocolate.

5. Split the dough into two halves, rolling each into sausage shapes, approximately 4 cm in diameter. Wrap them in cling film and place in the fridge until firm.

6. When you are ready to bake the cookies, simply cut the log into slices 2cm thick and lay on the baking tray, widely spaced apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden. Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes (to crisp up) before transferring to a cooling tray.

Cook’s Tip: The dough can be frozen (in the log shape) and, when required simply defrost and cut into slices as described.