250g plain flour
325g chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
200g dark brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
170g unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
1 egg yolk


Preheat the oven to 170 C for electric and Gas mark 3 if you use gas and line your trays with parchment ready, or alternatively you can grease them. (Axel's Tip! - Try greasing and lightly dusting with flower. This makes any surface non-stick.) Mix together your salt, bicarb and flour until it's well mixed.

Then, in a clean bowl, cream together butter (Axel's Tip! - You can melt this if you want to make it easier, but I enjoy the workout you get from unmelted. Work those arms!), brown sugar and caster sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the flour, bicarb and salt mix until just blended and then stir in your chocolate chips by hand, or wooden spoon.

Once this has been mixed, take out roughly 4 tablespoons worth of the mix and place on your baking tray at around 7 to 8cm apart and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are nicely crispy.

[NOTE: This recipe can be adapted to include any ingredients you want to add. M&M's are great. Also, I'll be adding a recipe for fudge soon which is a great addition.]


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