Classic chocolate chip cookies are always a winner with my monkeys – and they make a great treat for a teddy bear tea party! Quick and easy, you can whip these up in no time.
Time needed: 15 minutes for preparation, 15 minutes to cook
125g unsalted butter, softened
1¼ cups (250g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups (225g) plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
200g good-quality dark, milk or white chocolate, roughly chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale. Add vanilla and egg and continue to beat until just combined. Sift in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt then fold in. Stir through chunks of chocolate.
3. Place tablespoonfuls of mixture 4-5cm apart on the tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool a little before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe adapted from www.taste.com.au.