CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

As much as I love cake, and lord knows I love me some cake, sometimes nothing does thetrick better than a huge round chewy chocolate chip cookie.  I'm talking the type of cookies you see when you walk past beautiful bakery windows, not small hard manufactured ones that taste of cardboard. Yuck.  These need to be eaten fresh from the oven.  The chocolate chips will still be melty and warm and the cookie will have a crunchy edge and a chewy gooey middle.  HEAVEN.  These cookies will keep for up to five days and can be popped in the microwave to warm them up.  Dip these bad boys in a huge mug of builders tea and you have yourself a winning combination.

In a bowl mix 250g plain flour, 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda and 1/2 tsp salt.  In a separate bowl mix 140g melted butter,  100g caster sugar &  200g soft brown sugar.
Beat into the mixture 1 tbsp vanilla extract, 1 whole egg & 1 egg yolk until creamy.

Add the flour mixture into your creamy mixture and beat until smooth.
Add 250g of chocolate chips into the dough and mix in with the wooden spoon. (good quality choc chips shouldn't break up).
Form the mixture into decent sized balls (around 2 tbsps dough per cookie) and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.  leave plenty of space between each cookie as they will expand during cooking).
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees for around 15-20 mins.
Once cooked, leave to cool for around 5 mins on the parchment paper before transferring them to a wire rack.

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