Seriously, this is the recipe that first made me feel like a baker. In college I would make these cookies, wrap them up spectacularly, and give them out as christmas presents. Making cookies is the foundation stone upon which all baking is built. I think that makes chocolate chip cookies the steel rods that are pile-driven into bedrock.
This recipe is extra special. I am a fan of a chewy cookie – probably the reason I eat so much Subway! It contains vanilla to make it smooth, chopped nuts for texture and chocolate because it’s essential. Try them out. I’m sure you’ll love them! As a recipe they’re super giving. You can be egg free and dairy free by making minor alterations. Completely kid friendly.
You will need:
- 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
- 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 cup of light milk (or perhaps sweet condensed milk)
- 1 cup of margarine
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips (1 milk, 1 dark)
- 1 cup of chopped nuts
The Cookies: Preheat oven to 180°C.
Cream margarine and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Stir in milk and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl sift flour and salt. Add this to the wet mixture.
Mix in chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
Spoon onto a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Cooking time will vary based on how large you make the cookies.
Notes: I recommend baking a test cookie to decide how big you want them.
Egg free recipe! So the dough is safe to eat and can be refrigerated/frozen for later use!