Hibernation Weather: Cookie Recipe.

8 February 2015

Hibernating inside from the horrible weather, cookie baking, hot chocolate, warm and cosy day.

I woke up this morning at my usual time on a day off at 9.30am, heard the wind and rain howling against my window outside and immediately wanted to curl back up in my duvet and hibernate for the rest of the day. As I was checking my phone whilst sipping on a cup of tea, I decided that today I would bake some cookies and turn a rubbish day into a productive yummy cookie day. 

I was using the Nigella Lawson cook book (I know she has a few) so after browsing the pages I finally found the pefect chocolate chip cookie recipe, Hooray! 

Here is what you will need:

150g soft unsalted butter
125g soft light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg, fridge cold
1 egg yolk, fridge cold
300g flour (plain)
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 x packet of chocolate chips 

What to do: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees/gas mark 3. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. 
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool a bit. Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melted butter over them and beat together.
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract, the cold egg and cold egg yolk until your mixture is light and creamy.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour and bicarb until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the cookie dough up using an ice cream scoop (or an American quarter cup measure) and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, plopping the cookies down about 8cm apart. You will need to make these in 2 batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.  
*I didn't have an ice cream scoop to hand so I just roughly estimated the size of each of my cookies, it doesn't have to be perfect, homemade cooking is always better a bit messier anyway hehehe. I also found 15-17 minutes wasn't long enough, so just keep checking them and take them out when you think there done!* 

... And here they are, daaanah! 

They can also make wonderful gifts... I wrapped mine up in cellophane and tied them up with pretty ribbons! The perfect winter pick me up.

If you make these delicious cookies, don't forget to tag me in a photo... 
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Love, H x


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