Some recipes for cookies are either too dry, too bland or they just don’t produce that sense of euphoria you’re looking for when indulging in something sinful. Delicious, mouth-watering and addictive are three words that describe this “Chocolate Chunk Cookie” recipe. These delectable cookies contain chunks of chocolate surrounded by a golden biscuit that is moist, sweet and has an enchanting creamy vanilla texture.
Ingredients 4 cups of sifted plain flour
1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
450g of margarine or butter at room temperature
1 ½ cups of brown sugar
400g condensed milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
500g plain dairy milk chocolate
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius with the racks placed near the middle of the oven.
Line the baking trays with baking paper, as it will make removing, cooling and storing the cookies easier.
In a large bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy and light.
Beat in the brown sugar and vanilla extract until combined.
On the lowest speed, thoroughly beat in the condensed milk until the mixture has a creamy brown texture.
Add two cups of plain flour and the baking soda to the mixture and beat slowly until combined, gradually adding the remaining flour.
Use two teaspoons and gently spoon the mixture onto the baking paper and press down lightly. Remember to leave enough room on the trays for the cookies to expand; otherwise, you will have one giant cookie on your hands.
Next, coarsely chop the chocolate into chunks and remember, they don’t have to be perfect.
Push roughly an 8th of a cup of chocolate chunks into the cookies, add more or less depending upon your preferences, and place into the oven for 15 minutes.
Once the 15 minutes has passed, remove the cookies from the oven, making sure that they are soft to touch to ensure that they are moist. Allow the cookies to cool for 10-15 minute in order for them to set.
Consider this recipe as the basis for baking these delightful cookies. Be creative and try something different like substituting the chocolate chunks for smarties, m & m’s or white chocolate chips. If that isn’t creative enough, why not try white chocolate and pistachio or if you’re a little quirky like me, add squares of Cadbury’s peppermint chocolate.