Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Mar

I only live with one person and that’s my partner.  Unfortunately, he isn’t much of a cake or dessert fan.  It’s not that he doesn’t like it; it’s just that he won’t eat much of it.  Since I have started this baking quest, I’ve had to constantly urge my partner to eat more cake, otherwise I will need to sign up to a triathlon, as the half marathon I’m currently training for won’t take care of the extra calories I’m consuming.

 This has been a constant battle, until this week.

 I finally found something that my partner has eaten willingly.  But, instead of eating one or two everyday, he has learnt from me and ate the entire batch of cookies in just two days.  I must admit, we both had our fair share when they first came out of the oven (as they did taste amazing warm, with gooey chocolate chips) but I was dreaming about them on the way home from work the next day, as you do.  But alas, they were all gone.  Not even one was left in the cookie jar the next day!  Gutted.

 Thankfully, they are very easy to make, so it won’t be any hassle to whip them up again – (I bought a new electric mixer as I didn’t want to make these by hand like I did with the cupcakes, and I’m in love, it’s the simple things…)

2 1/2 cups (375 gr) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (200 gr) softened butter
3/4 cup (150 gr) granulated / brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 gr) firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (180 gr) dark chocolate chips – I used 75% cocoa content
1 cup (180 gr) white chocolate chips

Turn oven on to 180 C / 350 F.  Grease two baking sheets with butter.

Mix the flour, bicarb of soda / baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. 

In a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer until smooth & creamy.  Add one egg at a time and beat until just combined.

Turn the mixer onto a low-speed and add in the vanilla and then the dry ingredients.  Turn the mixer off.  Mix in the chocolate chips in by hand.

Scoop out one tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a ball.  Drop onto the pre-prepared baking trays and make sure that each cookie is about 3 inches / 8 cm apart.  Bake in the oven for about 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges of each cookie is golden brown.  Allow to cool (or eat them after they have cooled for a minute or two, so good!).  Enjoy!

Cookies with a glass of milk

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6 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Brittany March 2, 2012 at 00:41 #

    Anything with the words easy and chocolate in the same sentence is a recipe for me!

    • LearnToBake March 2, 2012 at 06:47 #

      I like the way you think! Thanks for reading!

  2. gwiltypleasures March 2, 2012 at 14:15 #

    Ooo that’s made me want to make chocolate chip cookies. I used to bake them all the time and were one of the first things I ever learned to make a wee child. But I have the same issue: my other half doesn’t eat sweets! I always end up sending them off to work with him to give to his colleagues!

    • LearnToBake March 2, 2012 at 15:45 #

      Great idea! I might try that one, baked goods never hang around for long enough at work.

  3. Sarah Healy March 19, 2012 at 22:14 #

    You’re right, they don’t last long! Luckily I halved the recipe….

    • LearnToBake March 20, 2012 at 16:28 #

      So glad you tried them. They are pretty good, hey.

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