It took me AGES to get these right!! I'd almost given up adjusting here & tweaking there they were either too hard or too crumbly but then, one day-BOOM! They were exactly how I wanted them-crispy on the outside & chewy on the inside & VERY moreish.
You will need an extra addition to your baking cupboard however. Light brown soft sugar as I discovered is essential for getting that chewy texture!
Makes approximately 20 cookies at about 11p each
Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 5-10 minutes
125g caster sugar
100g light brown soft sugar
125g unsalted butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
225g self raising flour
100g chocolate chips
1tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/Fan 160/Gas4
Line two baking trays with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter & sugars then stir in the vanilla & beat in the egg lightly.
Sift in the flour & add the chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
Take walnut sized pieces of the dough, roll into balls & place on the baking tray making sure you allow enough room in between as they will spread out.
Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges.
Remove from the oven & leave on the tray for a few minutes to firm up then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Keep in an airtight container but I doubt they will last long....actually, hide them....& don't tell anyone where they are...!