***This makes 30 cookies and takes 30mins in total*** Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Weigh all the ingredients ready to bake
In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until soft and creamy.
Add the flour and gently mix
Next add the salt, vanilla extract and chocolate chips and stir until the mixture forms a firm dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface (I used a chopping board) and knead gently until smooth
Roll out to required thickness- mine are 2 cm by eye.
Using a 6cm (2 3/4 inch) round cutter, cut out 30 rounds, re-rolling as necessary. Place on the baking tray, spaced slightly apart. Prick the tops with a fork and chill for 30 minutes (optional)
Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden. Make sure you keep an eye on them so they aren't overly baked. Cool for 5 minutes and voila some amazing cookies