Thursday, 1 October 2009

Possibly the best ever Choc chip cookies?

I've been waiting to post about these as I needed to post this months 'Fresh from the Oven challenge' first! I've had this recipe for a while, taken from Olive magazine and finally baked them last week - they are really, really good.

Beautifully buttery, oaty, chocolatey, soft, slightly chewy and are even better eaten still warm from the oven. I can see these being a regular bake for me! The only real amendment was that I left the walnuts out, mainly as I'm sure I had some but couldn't find! I did adjust the sugar as to what I had in the cupboard and it thankfully worked perfectly!

Chunky chocolate cookies

Ingredients100g plain flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
125g unsalted butter
175g soft brown sugar (I only had dark soft brown, used 150g and 50g golden caster sugar)
25g caster sugar (see above)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g walnuts , chopped
175g porridge oats
50g dark chocolate , chopped into small chunks

Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Mix the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Cream the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla with electric beaters. Stir in the flour mixture, then add the nuts, oats and chocolate.

Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment and drop large tbsps of dough onto them (mine were more ball like in shape). Press down gently. Bake for 8-10 minutes until light golden. (I cooked a few mins longer as made bigger ones)

Let them cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. They will look underdone but will finish cooking on the hot tray. Wait until they are completely cool then pack into a tin lined with baking paper.


  1. Oooh, that sounds like an assertion that needs testing! They look yummy. And glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has to modify recipes depending on what she thought she had, but turned out not to! :D

  2. that's quite a claim. but am i crazy -- are there any chocolate chips in these, because I can't see them

  3. These sound lovely - I'll definitely be giving them a try!

  4. Nom. I love choc chip cookies. I'm still searching for THAT recipe :)

    Katie xox

  5. Nora - I've got fed up of having a box full of every sugar under the sun so improvise all the time now! No bad results so far.....!

    Justin - there was indeed dark choc chips, however they hide well! I made a batch with milk yesterday - stick to plain!

    HFJ - they really are *that* good

    Katie - This may be *that* recipe..just don't overcook, if you think they are underdone - they are ready! Good butter is essential, I made another batch with a cheap butter yesterday and not the same mmmmyness!

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  7. Anne, those cookies look so yummy!



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