Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy, chewy, and sticky-sweet, these dark chocolate chip cookies are a delicious treat and so simple to make- great with a glass of milk for those cosy winter evenings by the fire!

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I’m not sure I’ll ever get over the humble cookie. They are my comfort food, my lazy day go-to, and my greedy weakness: there is no such thing as eating ‘just one cookie’. I’m a sucker for a Millie’s Cookie (as I’ve mentioned before) and even supermarket cookies make me weak at the knees (still hankering over the Sprinkle biscuit like some weird Miss Havisham).

In my head, there is a very clear distinction between ‘cookie’ and ‘biscuit’. I know in American terminology, they are two completely separate snacks and biscuits are served with gravy (!). Over the pond they refer to the sweet treats as cookies, and things like sugar cookies or ‘roll out’ cookies are entering the British bakers’ lexicography. In my mind, these are biscuits. The ones covered in royal icing are iced biscuits, not roll-out cookies, and the chewy, bendy treats like this recipe are cookies! (Although, as long as no one starts bringing me custard creams and Bisto, I’ll be happy.)

I’ve yet to find a cookie combination that doesn’t work, and whilst the unusual toffee and hazelnut cookies are fun to try out, you can’t beat the classic chocolate chip cookies.

I usually like to use chocolate chunks in cookie recipes, rather than chocolate drops, but I had some to use up from another recipe which is why this recipe uses drops. I love when the chocolate chunks go gooey in the middle when you bite into them, and if you microwave them they melt into little pools of chocolate, which is even better!

Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or even a mix of all three- it is such a great bake. This recipe uses dark chocolate, and I think the slightly bitter taste of the chocolate works really well with the sweet taste from the condensed milk. These cookies can be quite creamy due to the milk, but the dark chocolate offsets it so nicely.

This is the same basic recipe as my lemon and white chocolate cookies recipe, but I’ve found it’s so, so simple, and I love the really distinct taste and chewy texture the condensed milk gives it. It’s so versatile, just mix up the three basic ingredients, then throw in whatever little twists you can find hidden in your cupboard! Even using chocolates like Smarties or Rolo’s would be really fun ways to try mixing up the classic chocolate chip cookie.

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Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy, chewy, and sticky-sweet, these dark chocolate chip cookies are a delicious treat and so simple to make- great with a glass of milk for those cosy winter evenings by the fire!

Ingredients

  • 125g softened butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 75g condensed milk
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 100g dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°c/340°f/gas mark 3. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. With a wooden spoon, cream together the butter, sugar, and condensed milk in a large bowl until smooth and combined.
  3. Next sieve in the flour and add the chocolate chips. Use a large metal spoon to fold in the flour and to evenly distribute the chocolate.
  4. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the mixture and place onto the baking trays. Leave space between each cookie to allow them to spread.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until just turning golden around the edges. Leave to cool on the baking tray, then transfer to a wire rack. ▪
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