If a glut of easter eggs has defeated you and is currently staring at your maliciously from the corner of the kitchen, fear not. I bring you the easiest, the scrummiest, the downright momma of chocolate chip cookie recipes for your delectation and creation. I made 400 of these babies for my 21st birthday party for 80 guests. They all disappeared.
But don't let me try to convince you... Make them at home, send me your comments, or just sit quietly and nibble on your creations. I challenge you to have any left 24hours later...
Melt 4oz butter/margerine.Turn off heat and add 4oz of darkest brown sugar and 4oz of light brown sugar.
In a large mixing bowl, weigh 9oz self-raising flour, pinch of salt and a teaspoon of extra baking powder.
Then it's just a case of mixing the liquids with the dry. It will eventually bind to form a sticky dough. If you were speedy with the egg, the batter may be too warm at this stage to add in the chocolate chips (they will melt on contact!) so start washing up, get the cookie sheets out etc to let it cool for five minutes.
When you've added a packet (!) of chocolate chips, dollop in walnut sized blobs on ungreased cookie sheets and cook for 11 minutes exactly at GM4.
Variations on this recipe include: any dried fruits, nuts, smarties, milk, plain or white chocolate chips etc. I've never tried it, but I'm sure you could, mix in some cocoa dissovled in hot water (reducing the flour accordingly) and have double chocolate chip cookies.
This recipe is taken from a children's book that is sadly no longer in print that I gave out to my friends at my 9th birthday party. It was a cooking party, you had to make cupcakes and then decorate them and the going home present was this cookbook. The recipes are fabulously fun, it came with colour-coded measuring spoons and titles like this one:
Daryl's Forget the Cookies, Just Give me that Batter, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: These are only for people who've been really very good recently.