SUNDAY NIGHT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

One of my favourite times of the week is a Sunday evening. I used to hate this time due to the dreaded post-weekend blues but I’ve learned to love my Sunday evenings and make the most of them.

Instead of focusing on the reality of the working week ahead I enjoy some time to myself, usually with a long soak in the bath and a face mask, or with Cameron and I cooking together and watching a good film.

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No matter what we’re doing, or the time of year, our Sunday nights are often accompanied by a sweet treat or two. These chocolate chip cookies are perfect for an after dinner snack, either on their own or with a scoop of ice cream. The recipe is so quick and simple and baking them adds to my enjoyable Sunday routine. Nothing quite beats getting into my pyjamas, snuggling up on the couch and enjoying one of these cookies.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make my Sunday night chocolate chip cookies:

  • 150g soft unsalted butter

  • 110g soft brown sugar

  • 110g caster sugar

  • One teaspoon vanilla extract

  • One egg

  • One egg yolk

  • 300g plain flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • One 100g bag of milk chocolate chips (or more if you have a really sweet tooth

Preheat the oven to 170°C and line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or use non-stick trays.

Melt the butter in a saucepan and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. Mix the brown and white sugars in a bowl and once it’s cooled add the butter. Beat together well using a wooden spoon.

Add the vanilla, whole egg and egg yolk and mix until your mixture is light and creamy. Slowly add the flour and bicarbonate of soda before folding in along with the chocolate chips. Be careful not to over mix.

Using an ice cream scoop, add a dollop of the mixture onto the baking sheet and continue until you have used up all of the mix - you might want to leave a little to munch on if you’re like me and love cookie dough! Make sure the cookies are 8cm or more apart to stop them spreading into one another.

Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes before removing. Leave to cool on the trays for five mintues and then transfer to a cooling rack.