Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie a day keeps the doctor away!

Don’t believe me? Well, I don’t see why not. By enjoying the sweet things in life and not depriving myself from what I love, I kinda keep the doctor away – most of the time. Just have a glass of milk with these cookies, and eat some fruit and veg too during the day! And, you’re completely sorted. Cool, huh?!

These cookies are so super simple to make, it’s actually quite a shame I don’t make them more often.

And there are so many variations you can come up with: You can add nuts (pecan nuts, almonds, hazelnuts) to the cookies, or white and dark chocolate chips for a proper chocolate fest. Why not add dried cranberries or cherries, or even peanut butter chips or peanuts to them?

I prefer to keep things simple, and always return to my plain old favourite: a milk chocolate cookie, for which I use Côte d’Or chocolate – in my opinion one of the best on the market. It’s quite intense in flavour, and stronger than regular milk chocolate.

Also, don’t be worried by the use of golden syrup and molasses: if you can’t get these where you are, just leave them out.  Your cookies might turn out slightly less chewy, but really, it’s not such a huge difference. If you only have one of these ingredients, don’t bother buying a jar of the other specially for this recipe: just replace the other one with what you’ve got.

So, what way do you prefer your cookies? Plain or stuffed with chunks of other goodies?

June 24, 2012