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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Introduction

This is a recipe that I have been using for years! It has never failed me :)

Ingredients

Serves: 10-20

  • 250 millilitres margarine (or butter)
  • 375 millilitres brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons best vanilla extract
  • 563 millilitres all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 750 millilitres chocolate chips

Method

Chocolate Chip Cookies is a community recipe submitted by otonabee and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 325C degree. Using a mixer beat butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy (tends to lighten slightly in colour - around 4-5 mins depending on what else you are doing) add eggs and vanilla and beat.
  • Add flour, soda and salt and beat till smooth.
  • Add Chocolate chips and there you go! Bake essentially till what your definition of done is I love mine still wonderful & gooey (depends on how large the cookies are - generally anywhere from 8-10 minutes) I also tend to undercook slightly because it makes them stay chewier when you keep them. (That plus I am just odd and love undercooked cookie dough.)
  • The best way to cool I have found is a wire rack (what I tend to do is let them cool on the tray for about 5-6 mins then remove to the rack)
  • Eat as soon as you can handle the heat (I've eaten them straight off of the tray) or store in a sealed container (or open plate but be warned they get eaten faster that way)
  • Additional Information

    If you don't have a mixer you can always either mix by hand or just melt the butter and then add the brown sugar (it doesn't have to be light and fluffy - the results might be a different texture but it will deliver the calories!)

    The dough also freezes so you can reheat in case of emergency. Its also wonderful just raw but that is another story...

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    What 4 Others have said

    • I have a gas oven, and it only goes up to 275 deg C. Is it still possible to make these cookies? Im baking cookies for the first time.. Thanks. Saumya

      Posted by saumyam on 29th October 2013
    • Thank you! This was fantastic.

      Posted by adeleine87 on 10th February 2013
    • amazing!! great hit with friends :D

      Posted by katelyncundy on 10th January 2013
    • These were divine! A total hit with my family. Though I did mix regular and white chocolate chips together. The whole family went bonkers! ;)

      Posted by NHJO100 on 6th July 2012
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