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Dana’s Choc Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a choc chip cookie? And with school holidays here (or almost here – depending where you live) – it’s the perfect time to get busy in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these goodies. A special thank you to Squiz Kid chef-in-the-making Dana who has shared her recipe with us today. 

These cookies are just the right combination of crunchy and chewy. I don’t know about you – but that’s the perfect cookie in my book.

Ingredients:

½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)
¾ cup brown sugar (165 g), packed
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter (115 g), melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (155 g)
½ teaspoon baking soda
110 grams of milk chocolate

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps
  2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture
  3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula. (Be careful not to overmix, which would cause the gluten in the flour to toughen resulting in cakier cookies)
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavour and deeper colour, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavour will be
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches (10 cm) of space between cookies and 2 inches (5 cm) of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly
  7.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
  8.   Cool completely before serving

Rosie’s Ratings:

Mixing Bowl & Whisk Licking Irresistibility: 5/5
Chances Your Brother Will Scoff All In One Go: 5/5
Do It Yourself-ability: 3/5 … you’ll probably want some adult help with the stove top and oven and mixmaster

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