Foolproof chocolate-chip cookie recipe

What’s better then laying on the couch with a plate of nice chewy cookies filled with chocolate to munch away. This time I will share an easy chocolate-chip cookie recipe that will result in chewy chocolate chip cookies!

Tips before baking:

☆ For the gluten to fully come to rest and for the cookie to stay in shape you should refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, but preferably leave it in the fridge overnight. I really recommend not skipping this part if you want a nice chewy cookie.

☆ Bake them in batches. If your first batch ends up being a bit too over-baked, you can adjust the timing for the second batch and still enjoy those delicious treats.

☆ When baking, if the cookies still don’t hold their shape too well, there might be too much butter in the cookies. In this case you can add a little bit more flour to the left-over dough for the second batch.

Ingredients:

For about 16 cookies

  • Flour 200 gr 
  • 1 egg
  • Brown sugar 150 gr 
  • Unsalted butter 100 gr 
  • Chocolate chips 100 gr 
  • Baking soda 1 tsp 
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • Pinch of salt
  • Extra chocolate chips for decoration

Method:

Grab a big bowl and put in the softened butter together with the sugar and mix with a hand-mixer until smooth and light. Add in the egg and vanilla-extract and mix until smooth.

  1. Grab a big bowl, put in the softened butter together with the sugar and mix with a hand-mixer until fluffy and light. Add in the egg and vanilla-extract and mix until smooth.
  2. Add in the flour, salt and baking soda and start kneading until the flour is well incorporated, then add in the chocolate chips and knead one last time until they are well incorporated.
  3. Leave the dough to rest for at least 1 hour (but preferably overnight). After resting, divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
  4. Grab 1 piece of the cookie dough and shape them into a little ball. Place them onto a cold baking tray, lined with baking paper, and make sure there is enough space between each cookie. (I bake them in batches, because my tins are quite small).
  5. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven, at 170°C (electric oven) for about 12-14 minutes, until golden brown. When they are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool on the plate. They are still soft when they are hot, so they can break. After half an hour they should have hardened enough to move them onto a rack where they can cool down some more.

And there you have your amazing home-made cookies! After they have completely cooled down, you can put them into the cookie jar (or like me, munch them away with a nice cup of tea!).

If you liked this recipe, you might also enjoy these delicious home-made and very easy cinnamon rolls!

What are some of your favourite cookies?

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