In which I perform a very important public service
The majority of people in the world don’t know how to make chocolate chip cookies or don’t know how to make them well enough. It doesn’t have to be like that. Here is the solution.
A note before you start: the ingredients are listed in a mix of American and British measurements, so you might need to use this.
Get a big bowl, and put this stuff in it:
300 g butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs High horse: don’t you dare use eggs from caged hens.
Mix them all up. Don’t taste it yet; it’s too slimy and gloopy. Now add this stuff:
1 1/2 cups plain white flour. If you are living in North America, try to find some flour that doesn’t have added ingredients. Vitamins make flour taste nasty
1 1/2 cups wholemeal/whole wheat flour. This is important.
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
a bit of salt
Mix again. Tasting is good to do now.
Chop up 300 g of really good chocolate, 2/3 milk chocolate and 1/3 70% cocoa plain chocolate. If you are living in North America and you are tempted to use chocolate chips or anything that has Hershey’s written on the label, resist. Put the chocolate in the bowl and mix one last time. Grab some dough, make a ball and put it on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat about 35 times. Bake all those little balls for about 9 minutes at 190°C.
Eat all that you can within a couple hours. Store the leftovers in an airtight container.