Anyway, I have tried many cookie recipes, some better than others, including a slightly bizarre one that ended up like a flat chocolate brownie and actually had to be baked in a baking dish, not the cookie sheet as recommended, not made that one again though the brownie wasn't too bad.....
One of my colleagues asked me yesterday to bring in chocolate chip cookies today and as I had been meaning to try a new recipe, I agreed, I think much to his surprise!
This is taken from my increasingly favourite 'Baking' book and marginally adapted and re-written as to what I had in the house!
Makes about 25 small cookies
175g Plain flour
1 heaped tbsp bournville cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3/4 bag plain choc chips
25g demerara sugar
25g dark soft brown sugar
Weeny pinch of salt
4 heaped tbsp golden syrup
1) Blend together the sugar's
2) In a large bowl sift the flour, bicarb, salt and baking powder, chop the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mix and rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs, almost pastry like
3) Add the sugar, cocoa powder, golden syrup and choc chips and mix until its dough like. I used my Kenwood chef for this part as my butter was cold out of the fridge and proving feisty, add more syrup if required until its all come together and slightly pliable.
4) Pinch off small balls teaspoon sized and place on a greased or lined baking tray, flatten slightly and bake for about 12 minutes or until golden, they should be slightly soft still. Allow to cool and transfer to a wire rack.