Chocolate Chip Cookies

Allan loves chocolate.  Chocolate cake especially.  He has been known to eat a whole chocolate cake himself, albeit over the space of a week.

He really loves chocolate.

These are some of his favourite chocolate chip cookies.  The recipe calls for white chocolate chips as well as milk chocolate chips, but I can’t get them here, so I stick to milk chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies

1 cup butter, softened
scant 3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with baking parchment.

2. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon, then beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt into the mixture, add both kinds of chocolate chips, and stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Make 12 balls of the mixture, put them on the prepared cookie sheets, spaced well apart, and flatten slightly. Press the pieces of bittersweet chocolate into the cookies.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheets for 5-10 minutes, then using a metal spatula, carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely.