Cookies for all occasions!

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This weekend has been a funny one as was sad to see one friend leave, yet happy to welcome another friend who just arrived in Dubai! So decided to bake them a box each of comfort food (and plenty for myself too but ssshhh!). And what could possibly be better than scrumptious chewy chocolate chip cookies? I would highly recommend these as they are simple, quick and oh so chewy! Chewy Chocolate Chip CookiesThe original recipe belongs to Sally from ‘Sally’s Baking Addiction’. 

Serving: makes approximately 15 cookies

Ingredients: 
All Purpose Flour: 1/2 cup
Caster Sugar: 4 tbsp
Light or dark brown sugar: 4 tbsp
Unsalted butter (at room temperature): 60 grams
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp
Baking Soda: 1 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: 4 tbsp
Semi-sweet chocolate chips: 1/2 cup (plus a few more to sprinkle on top)
Egg: 4 tbsp of a beaten egg. 

Method:
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line your baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. The hotter your oven at the time of baking, the quicker your cookies will bake. So do not overlook this step.
In a bowl, mix together the unsalted butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, followed by vanilla essence and whisk together.
In a separate bowl, sift together the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix with the help of a spoon or spatula. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and fold the mixture with the help of a spatula.
Scoop out equal sized cookies on to the baking tray. Make sure you don’t flatten the cookie as they will spread during baking.
Add a few more chocolate chips to the top of each cookie.
Bake the cookies in your pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 10 – 12 minutes OR until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Every oven is different so keep an eye on these cookies while baking.Do not over bake as they otherwise won’t remain chewy from the centre.
Transfer the cookies to your cooling rack using a flat spoon (I just use the frying kitchen spoon). The cookies will appear extremely soft at the time but will harden further as they cool down.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before transferring to your serving dish.

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