Nothing beats those big, chewy bakery style cookies – the kind you get in bags from the supermarket, 5 for £1. If you agree, then enjoy this recipe.
By Eleanor Jones
The beauty of the recipe is that you can literally add whatever you like. Chocolate, nuts, fruit, oats – the possibilities are endless and oh so delicious. Mix it up and let me know what works for you!
- 250g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 170g unsalted butter
- 100g dark brown sugar
- 100g light brown sugar
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tbsp milk
- 300g of your chosen addition (chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit would all work well)
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
- Sift together the flour and baking powder together.
- Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, vanilla and milk together and then mix this into the butter and sugar until combined.
- Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir until all traces of flour are gone. Add your chocolate, nuts etc and mix until they are evenly dispersed throughout the batter.
- Roll the batter into evenly sized balls – you should get about 18-20 from this amount of mixture. Put them on a greased, lined baking tray and press them down slightly.
- Put the cookies in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool (if you can wait that long!) and enjoy!
Eleanor Jones is an editorial assistant and writer by day, and a serial sugar junkie by night. A committed vegetarian, her posts are a mostly a mixture of tasty veggie treats and seriously decadent bakes. When she’s not cooking, Eleanor can be found watching old movies, cooing over expensive dresses, and searching the internet for pictures of animals in hilarious costumes. Her blog, mademoisellie, revolves around life, love and most importantly, food, in London.