All chocolate chip cookies are lovely, whether they are soft and chewy or crispy, or even the ones that have gone slightly wrong. The important thing is to use good quality chocolate.
I use coffee granules in this recipe as I love the flavor combination of coffee and chocolate together. Chopped walnuts are also a good add-on. And these cookies are perfect with a nice cup of java. Mmmm... coffee .... doesn't that make you want to have a cuppa right now?
6 oz unsalted butter, softened, but not melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract / 1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups plain flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
6 - 8 oz dark chocolate, cut into small chunks / dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.
Cream together butter and both sugars until smooth and creamy.
Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, coffee and salt.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop by 1 tbs of dough onto a lined or greased baking sheet, leaving space in between for cookies to spread.
Bake about 10 - 12 mins (depending on the size of cookies) or until golden and lightly browned around the edges.
Let cool slightly on sheets before transferring to a rack.
Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
PS: Should your dough become a little too soft in between baking, you can put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.