I find that cookies are a solution to most of life’s tough problems. Is your friend heartbroken? Bake them cookies. Are you stressed? Bake yourself cookies? Friend’s birthday, but you’re poor? Cookies. Need to say sorry? Cookies. To conclude this essay, cookies solve every issue one could possibly face.
I developed this recipe because I wasn’t happy with any cookie recipe that I could find. I personally love these cookies with dark chocolate, but my flat mates love them with M&M’s, so this one is for them.
Makes 8 large cookies
130g unsalted butter, softened and room temperature
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
1 free range organic egg
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder (if you like flatter cookies, only use ¼ tsp)
1/2 tsp salt
¾ cup M&M’s or good milk, dark, or white chocolate, chopped coarsely
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2. Combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar with a wooden spoon until soft and creamy.
3. Add the egg and vanilla paste and beat well until fully combined.
4. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate until evenly distributed.
5. Roll out into 8 ping bong ball sized mounds and place onto the tray, 3cm apart. Push down slightly with the palm of your hand.
6. Bake for 12-16 minutes, until the cookies are a light golden brown but still soft and chewy.
7. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.