Chewy bakery style cookies

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Cookies come in all shapes and sizes, and believe me, I love them all. From crumbly, buttery, melt in the mouth bites, to big, doughy lumps of flour and cocoa, I’ve spent my life devouring as many of them as possible. However, for me, nothing beats those big, chewy bakery style cookies – the kind you get in bags from the supermarket, 5 for £1.

I’ve spent many moons searching for a recipe that allows me to make them at home, a low and behold, I’ve found it! I adapted the basic dough from this recipe and chucked whatever I had in the cupboard (six cookies and cream Kit Kats and two bags of chocolate buttons, in case you were wondering) but the beauty of the recipe is that you can literally add whatever you like. Chocolate, nuts, fruit, oats – the possibilities are endless and oh so delicious. Mix it up and let me know what works for you!

All credit goes to the original recipe, which can be found here.

Ingredients

250g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
170g unsalted butter
100g dark brown sugar
100g light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp milk
300g of your chosen addition (chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit would all work well)

Method

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Sift together the flour and baking powder together.
Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, vanilla and milk together and then mix this into the butter and sugar until combined.
Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir until all traces of flour are gone. Add your chocolate, nuts etc and mix until they are evenly dispersed throughout the batter.
Roll the batter into evenly sized balls – you should get about 18-20 from this amount of mixture. Put them on a greased, lined baking tray and press them down slightly.
Put the cookies in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool (if you can wait that long!) and enjoy!

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