The Cookie of all Cookies

Prep Time

120 minutes

Bake Time

15 minutes

Oven Temperature

Fan Oven

180°C

Gas Mark

4

Step 1

If possible chill butter 1hr before using

Step 2

If no nuts selected as additional ingredient skip to Step 3

Pre-heat oven to 180°C and place nuts on tray and bake for 5 minutes, once done remove the tray from the oven and turn oven off

Step 3

Break up cold butter with a knife/fork into small lumps and add to mixer/ bowl, add sugars and beat (low-speed for mixer) but don’t cream – break up until the butter is in small pieces (5p size or smaller)

Step 4

Break up chocolate into squares and then cut up squares into small chunks, around 4 pieces from one square, and combine gently with butter and sugar until it is evenly mixed in

If step 2 not follwed skip to next step
Nuts – cut up into 5p size pieces or bigger and add in with chocolate

Step 5

Add all dry ingredients to the butter, sugar and chocolate bowl and mix until powdery like crumbs (30 seconds or so with mixer)

Step 6

Crack eggs in small bowl/jug, whisk and add to mixture

Step 7

Mix until all ingredients are just combined/ until a stiff cookie dough forms

Step 8

Weigh out 100-125g of cookie dough (12-16 cookies) depending on your preferred cookie size, by shaping the dough together into rough balls with your hands – don’t roll into balls

Step 9

Place ‘balls’ into a container with a lid and place in freezer for 90 minutes

Step 10

After 80 mins of freezing, pre-heat oven to 180°C (fan) and put baking tray lined with greaseproof paper into the centre of the oven to heat

Step 11

Remove cookie dough from freezer after 90 minutes, remove baking tray from oven and place cookie dough balls 2/+ inches apart on tray (if you don’t want to bake them all, they will keep in the freezer for a couple of weeks)

Step 12

Bake for 15 – 17 mins for a cookie with a crispy outside, golden around the edges, and a gooey inside, or cook a little longer for a crispier, golden all round cookie

Step 13

Once baked to your preferred cookie type, remove tray from oven and allow cookies to cool on tray

After 10 minutes, remove cookies from tray and place on a cooling rack