Each night before turning the lamp off Mr Baking and I will say “goodnight, see you in the morning”. Then we’ll laugh and laugh, safe in the knowledge we’ll have a further 4 conversations before sunrise whilst seeing to our wakey children. Our girls are not ‘good’ sleepers.
As a result I live in a mombie (mom zombie) daze sometimes with odd shoes or only one eyebrow drawn on. If I’m asked a question that requires any answer other than a nod, I do a look like Joey from Friends doing ‘smell the fart’ acting.
So I live on caffeine and a healthy amount of sugar normally eaten in the form of chocolate or cake. These choc chunk cookies are a great happy medium as we use blocks of chocolate which gives a proper chocolate hit and a cakey type dough which is more chewy than biscuity*
You will need two baking trays ideally lined with baking paper or well greased if you have none to hand. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C
- 125g butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g soft brown sugar
- 225g plain flour
- 100g bar of chocolate broken into chunks or chocolate chips
- Pinch of salt
- Teaspoon vanilla
It’s time to get your giant toddler proof bowl out again. Mix your butter and sugars together until well combined then add the vanilla egg. (I was feeling cocky recently and let my 2 year old break an egg. Terrible idea- do not try this at home).
Pop your flour, salt and chocolate in and mix to form a sticky dough.
With a tablespoon gather a heaped spoonful of dough and lightly roll into balls as per below. These bad boys will spread right out so space them out as much as possible.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and fairly massive.
*biscuity is probably a real word.