Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recently, I bought my first Nigella Lawson book and told to my kids they could choose a recipe to prepare together and surprise, surprise!....They chose these delicious chocolate chip cookies.
If you follow the instructions carefully and buy quality ingredients, you will get delicious homemade cookies, nothing to envy from those you can buy in the shops.

A delicious treat....


150 g soft unsalted butter
125 g soft light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 egg fridge-cold
1 egg yolk fridge-cold
300 g flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
325 g milk chocolate morsels or chips

Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment

Melt the butter and let it cool a bit. Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melted butter over them and beat together

Beat in the vanilla, the cold egg and cold egg yolk until your mixture is light and creamy

Slowly mix in the flour and bicarb until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips

Scoop the cookie dough into an American quarter-cup measure or a 60ml/quarter cup round icecream scoop and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, plopping the cookies down about 8cm/3 inches apart

You will need to make these in 2 batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches

Bake for 15–17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted

Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks