Knitorious Knitting Group Choc Chip Cookies
Any of you that have followed me since I had my yarn shop, will be aware that I used to bake every week for our Wednesday Night Knitorious Knitting Group Get-Together. It provided me with the ideal opportunity to try out new recipes for cakes and biscuits and many have become firm favourites for my family and knitterly friends. These cookies were a much-loved recipe before I had the shop, but were featured regularly on Wednesday’s, especially if I was caught for time that week.
I’m not sure where the original recipe came from, a magazine I suspect, but I’ve changed it a little over the 28 or so years I’ve been making them (how old am I?).
They’re great for when you need to bake something in a hurry.
I hope you enjoy them!
To make the Knitorious Knitting Group Choc Chip Cookies you will need:
- 100g/4oz Softened butter
- 75g/3oz Brown Muscovado Sugar
- 1 large egg lightly beaten (if your eggs are on the small side you might need 1½)
- 200g/8oz Self-Raising flour
- ¼tsp Baking powder
- 100g/4oz Plain chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 190⁰C/375⁰F/Gas Mark 5
- Grease 2 baking sheets or line them with cooking parchment.
- Combine the flour and the baking powder.
- Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the beaten egg a little at a time, beating thoroughly and alternating with a spoonful of flour.
- Stir in the remaining flour and the chocolate chips, ensuring that everything is mixed in well.
Please Note: The mixture is quite stiff but still pliable.
- Spoon rough teaspoons of the cookie mixture onto the baking sheets.
- Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Leave cookies on the trays for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
The cookies can be eaten warm or cold and (if there’s any left) will keep for 3 days in an airtight container. They can be refreshed in a moderate oven for 5 minutes if you prefer to eat them warm.
Try them warm with vanilla ice cream – yum.
The cookies can also be frozen, just defrost them at room temperature.
We use plain chocolate chips in our house, but you can also use milk, white or a combination of all three.
Will you look at all that washing up?
That’s why celebrity chefs pay people to wash up.