Soft Chocolate Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

Makes about 16 cookies

  • 250g. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 200g. butter (split in 140g & 60g)
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 100g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 vanilla extracts
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 300g of different types of chocolate (white, dark, milk)
  • pecans/nuts/dried fruits (optional!)

METHOD:

  1. Put a pan on full heat and melt the 140g of butter till it gets brown 
  2. Add the other 60g of butter in a big glass bowl
  3. As soon as the fried butter gets golden brown pour it in the glass bowl stirring the mixture using a whisk so that the other 60g of butter melt (the reason for this is to cool down the butter mixture.)
  4. Add the brown sugar and the white sugar and continue stirring the mixture for about a minute with the whisk
  5. Add the the egg and the egg yolk and continue stirring with the whisk for another half minute and then leave it to the side for 2-3 minutes.
  6. In another bowl pour the flour, the baking soda, the salt and the vanilla and blend all together with a spatula.
  7. Take the wet mixture (butter,sugar, egg) and stir for another half minute and let it chill on the side.
  8. Take the chocolate bars (300g) that you would like to use and cut into pieces (the same with the nuts if you are adding)
  9. Repeat step 7 once more
  10. And then add the dry mixture into the wet mixture stir and then add the chocolate pieces and nuts. Stir very well and let it chill for a minute.
  11. Use a baking tray covered with a baking sheet and using a spoon take a spoonful from the mixture and place it on the baking sheet. Do not spread it leave it as it is (ball shape) as it will melt in the oven and will take the cookie shape. Each spoonful will be one cookie. Leave enough space between each cookie (approximately 8 cookies in each baking tray)
  12. Preheat your oven at 200ºC place your baking trays in the oven and immediately drop the temperature to 190ºC. After 10 minutes check your cookies to see if they have taken the right colour (golden brown). Tip: These cookies depending on your oven need approximately 10-14 minutes to cook. If you are placing two trays of biscuits in the oven have in mind that the tray on the bottom will need an extra 1 minute of cooking.

Enjoy!

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