Making cookies is a great way to get children interested in cooking, and they are sure to enjoy this recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Find out how to make soft cookies with this article.
Making soft cookies
How to make cookies
Chewy cookies are a delicious treat, which almost everyone will enjoy. What's more they are very simple to make.
First, preheat your oven to 175C (350F, Gas mark 6).
While the oven is heating up, mix two cups of flour with a pinch of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda.
Set this aside and, in another bowl, mix half a cup of butter, half a cup of margarine, half a cup of white sugar, half a cup of brown sugar and a little vanilla extract.
Beat the mixture until it is creamy. Add an egg and gently mix while adding the flour mixture.
When it is well mixed, stir in the chocolate chips.
Place the mixture onto cookie sheets, leaving a little room to expand.
Bake the cookies for around ten minutes and you will have delicious and easy chocolate cookies. Tips
To ensure the cookies are at their best, serve when they are still warm.
This recipe should make around twelve cookies.
If you want to make more, but still want them to retain the trademark softness, you will need to be very careful about increasing measurements or cooking times.
Otherwise, they could easily go hard during the cooking process.
However, if you keep an eye on them when they are in the oven, this should not be a worry.
Variations on the recipe
While this is the most basic cookie recipe, there are a lot of variations which you can experiment with.
For example, you could replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate, or mix white, dark and milk chocolate chips together in the same recipe, for a very interesting combination of flavours.
Also, you may want to replace half the chocolate chips with raspberries, cranberries or raisins.
Berries go particularly well with white chocolate cookies.
Indeed, the best thing about cooking soft chocolate chip cookies is experimenting with many different fillings.
There are hundreds of variations, using chocolate, berries and dried fruit.
All of these will create delicious cookies that all the family are sure to enjoy.