Monday, 13 June 2011

Humongous cookies...

My Mum's bero book is 28, nearly 29 years old.  Coincidentally the same age as me.  I am very attached to it, and use it as often as I can.  I bought my own bero book whilst at uni, it's packed away with other kitchen bits and bobs awaiting me moving.

On a whim on Thursday night I decided to make biscuits for work.  A colleague said he liked chocolate chip cookies the best, so after finding a forlorn pack of chocolate chips at the back of the cupboard I decided to make him some.

Now, I came to the conclusion that men like big manly biscuits.  So I made big manly biscuits...

I used the chocolate chip cookie bero book recipe - the one they have online is different to the one that's in my Mum's bero book, probably to sort out some of the problems I encountered...

Firstly I didn't have brown sugar, so used caster sugar.  Secondly my chocolate chips were dark chocolate.  Thirdly the size I made them was utterly ridiculous...

They were edible - but more like chocolate chip scones.....  We came to the conclusion that dipping them in tea is the only way to eat them.

Back to the drawing board if I want to impress him with my cookies....


  1. I've used loads of cookie recipes over the years (cookies are my thing) and experimented quite a lot to get a perfect basic recipe because I knew I wanted to make five varieties for the wedding.

    This is a failsafe, and it's so simple, I even delegated two batches to my mum and she totally pulled it off!
    (My mum's baking is legendarily terrible)

    100g soft, unsalted butter
    100g caster sugar
    150g plain flour (self-raising is ok too)
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    75g chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees

    Beat the sugar and butter together

    Add vanilla and chocolate chips, then slowly stir in the flour

    Roll into small balls (smaller than a squash ball) and space out on greaseproof paper on two or three baking sheets

    Bake for 8-10 minutes - don't worry if they look a bit wobbly when you take them out, they'll get solid as they cool and they're SO much better soft and chewy.

    Best eaten within 24 hours - or seal them *tight* in a container to stop them from drying out.

    I do think it sounds like you only overcooked yours, that's all, and they probably would have cooked better if they were smaller.

    Hope you master the recipe and impress the recipient ;)

  2. The recipient doesn't deserve nice cookies!! But thank you for sharing your recipe, I'll give them a go! x


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