Tomorrow the family is catching up with some old friends that we haven’t seen in a very long time. I always try to bake something sweet to take with us to share. Call me old fashioned but I think it’s nice to give something to your hosts when they invite you to their place, even if it is just for tea or coffee. Chocolate chip biscuits are always a favourite in our household. You can’t go wrong with this recipe as basically everything weighs the same!
- 120g (4.2 oz) self-raising flour
- 120g (4.2 oz) plain flour
- 120g (4.2 oz) unsalted butter @ room temperature
- 120g (4.2 oz) caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 120g (4.2 oz) choc chips or chocolate roughly chopped (I add more though)
Preheat the oven to 175 C and line two large trays with baking paper. Sift the flours together and set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in an electric mixer, then add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat together for a few minutes. Gradually add the two flours and mix until a soft dough is formed.
Add the chocolate chips and mix through. I do this by hand so that the mixer doesn’t jump about too much! I caught Miss Three sneakily taking small handfuls of chocolate chips. Cheeky Monkey 🙈🙉🙊
Roll into small balls and place of the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until lightly golden.
Try to resist eating them fresh out of the oven…the chocolate can be molten…after a few minutes it should be still warm and the chocolate slightly melted. Yummy