The Mary and Me Undertaking: Chocolate chip cookies

Recipe 22: Chocolate chip cookies

Day 30: 28 February 2018

Book: Mary’s Baking Bible, pg 198

There’s something so good about a simple, chewy chocolate chip cookie with a mug of coffee. My absolute favourite chocolate chip cookies are from the Sainsbury’s bakery. They’re super chewy, almost brownie-like and I managed to replicate them almost identically once. But that is a recipe for another day – if I can find the paper I with my scribbles on it.

Sadly, the Mary Berry chocolate chip cookies weren’t as chewy as the Sainsbury’s ones, they were a little crisper around the edges with a slightly chewy center. Still delicious nonetheless and the softest cookies made on this mission to date.

The recipe starts off by creaming the butter and muscovado sugar together, beating until well blended. Next you beat an egg in a separate bowl, add some vanilla essence/extract to it and then add it little by little to the butter mixture, beating after each addition. If you add all the vanilla egg at once you’ll end up with a lumpy mess.

Next you mix in the flour and then stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon large teaspoons of the mixture onto your prepared baking tray making sure to leave enough room for the cookies to spread.

They bake really quickly, Mary says 8-10 minutes, but I think seven minutes could even be long enough.

The Mary and Me Undertaking, Mary Berry, Chocolate Chip Cookies

When they come out of the oven allow them cool for a minute or two and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack. If they stay on the hot baking tray they continue to cook. I like to slide the baking parchment with the cookies on it onto a cooling rack, it’s much easier and less fiddly than picking up each hot cookie individually.

Difficulty: Easy

The verdict

Even though these were not as chewy as my beloved Sainsbury’s chocolate chip cookie, they were still really good. They were a little on the sugary side, but not terribly sweet and I have a bit of a confession to make… I used chocolate chunks rather than chocolate chips because with chocolate more is more 😝

The bake was a nice quick one, I was in and out of the kitchen in under an hour with all the washing up done and everything!

Apparently the cookies will keep for a week in an airtight container, I wouldn’t be able to vouch for that though because ours lasted less than 5 days.

Will I make it again? And what will I do differently next time?

Honestly, probs not. Not because I didn’t like them but there are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes out there that I still need to try. I actually saw on insta stories today that Edd Kimber is thinking of doing a chocolate chip cookie series on his YouTube and I am seriously excited about it!

If I did make these again I’d bake for 7 minutes, or maybe stick to 8 minutes but make them bigger.

And lastly, how cute is my Chip tea cup! I love it so much!

That makes it 22 down and 316 recipes to go.

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