This recipe was such a good find, which I found on Emma's blog CookBakeEat.com. I was always on the look out for a good chocolate cookie recipe, but the ones I tried always came out sort of cake like. I love the chewy kind that you get in supermarkets, and I could never find out how to make them. Then I found this recipe. Amazingly soft and chewy cookies stuffed with both white and dark chocolate chips - absolutely perfect if you're like me and love chewy cookies. Give them a try and you won't be disappointed!
Firstly, pre-heat your oven to 190°C. Whisk together the butter and the sugar, and then add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour, salt, cocoa, bicarb and baking powder.
You can use chocolate chips but I always chop some myself using a bar of chocolate. Chop up your chocolate and add it to the dough.
Next, divide your dough into 12-16 cookies (depending on the size, I did 12 but they were pretty big!) Roll into balls and then place onto a baking tray, pressing down slightly with a fork. Make sure they're evenly spaced like the photo I've shown you below, or they'll all stick together! Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies have started to crack.
Let them cool down on the baking tray before you remove or they'll break apart. And there you have it, beautiful soft and chewy chocolate cookies. I don't think I'll ever get a recipe better than this!