How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Try experimenting. I swap plain SR flour for wholemeal SR flour when I want to be healthy (!) and orange or coconut essence instead of vanilla. Delicious! All variations!

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Put your oven to 180•c and line a baking tray with foil and/or baking paper. This batch makes 24 cookies (even if you have a tendency to eat raw cookie dough like I do!); the dough freezes well too.

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Ingredients are not brand-specific although I do love Cadbury's chocolate chips (mainly because they taste so good and I can eat a few while baking!)

Ingredients are not brand-specific although I do love Cadbury's chocolate chips (mainly because they taste so good and I can eat a few while baking!)

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Melt butter on the stove or in the microwave. You don't have to melt it right down to liquid, although I find the softer, (and more melted) the better.

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Mix sugar & melted butter in a bowl

Mix sugar & melted butter in a bowl

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The butter and sugar should mix together to form a rich, thick caramel 'paste'

The butter and sugar should mix together to form a rich, thick caramel 'paste'

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Adding the egg & vanilla essence to the sugar & butter mixture should help smooth it to look like this

Adding the egg & vanilla essence to the sugar & butter mixture should help smooth it to look like this

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Slowly add in the flour, mixing through until the mixture thickens to become more like dough. (Round about now I take my first taste of the dough...it's hard to stop!!)

Slowly add in the flour, mixing through until the mixture thickens to become more like dough. (Round about now I take my first taste of the dough...it's hard to stop!!)

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Stir through the choc-chips

Stir through the choc-chips

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Use a teaspoon to scoop healthy dollops of dough onto the tray, spacing them out to allow for spreading. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Use a teaspoon to scoop healthy dollops of dough onto the tray, spacing them out to allow for spreading. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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The sooner you pull them out the oven, the gooier and chewier the cookies will be. If you leave the cookies in for 12-15 minutes they will be darker golden and much firmer.

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Here are what's left of my 24 cookies - I piled them all on the one tray as they tend not to last long around my place :)

Here are what's left of my 24 cookies - I piled them all on the one tray as they tend not to last long around my place :)

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