Easy to make recipe for delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies
In a large bowl, cream together the butter/block baking margarine and the sugars.
Add the egg and beat in thoroughly.
Sift together the plain flour and bicarbonate of soda and add to the creamed mixture, mixing together thoroughly.
Finally stir in the chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips) and mix in evenly.
Now, the mixture really needs to be chilled so cover the bowl and pop it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours (or overnight ready for the next day!)
For good even results, weigh out portions of the dough - 25g makes a nice average size biscuit or 35g makes for a nice chunky one!! At 35g you should get about 20 or so biscuits.
Roll each portion into a ball and place onto baking sheets lined with baking parchment. Flatten each of the biscuits into a round. The more you flatten them, the crisper the results so you'll get a crisp cookie that isn't soft in the middle. Leave them slightly fatter if you prefer a softer biscuit!
Preheat the oven to 160°fan/180°/gas 4 and bake in the centre for 12-15 minutes (ovens vary so keep an eye on them!). The cookies should be lightly coloured when done.
leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to cool before carefully moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. If the cookies are not crisp enough after cooling (or they last long enough to soften slightly during the day!) the can easily be refreshed in the oven for another 5 minutes or so.