Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yummy, easy, quick and no special kit required! I always mix biscuits by hand because I think a machine overworks the dough.

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

In a roomy mixing bowl pop the flour, baking powder and salt and give a stir. Add then the room temperature butter and rub in with the fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir through the sugar and the chocolate chips then make a well in the centre and drop in the egg yolk.

Freeze the white to use in other recipes later !

Use a knife to mix the egg yolk into the mix, adding the vanilla too. Once fairly well distributed use the hand to mould the mix into a ball of dough. It may seem really dry to begin with but keep going and the dough will come together.

Take a baking sheet lined with reusable baking parchment and cut off pieces of the dough, about 30g each and roll into a ball between the palms. Space out onto the baking sheet then use the back of a teaspoon to flatten them slightly.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until just starting to colour though they will still feel quite soft to the touch.

Sprinkle over a light dusting of caster sugar then transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool and firm up completely.


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