Looking for a quick, delicious, and kid-friendly cookie recipe? Look no further than these Gooey-Chewy Cookies from Victoria Eggs. They’re not only a breeze to whip up but are also a fantastic way to involve the little ones in the kitchen. With a mere 10 minutes of prep and another 10 for baking, these cookies are perfect for a fun baking session on a weekend afternoon.
Ingredients (Makes 14-16 cookies):
- 125g unsalted butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 75g soft light brown sugar
- 1 medium egg (lightly beaten)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 150g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of sea salt
- 100g dark chocolate (chopped into chunks) or milk chocolate if preferred
- A packet of Smarties or M&Ms for added fun
Steps to Deliciousness:
- Preparation: Preheat the oven to 190°C or Gas Mark 5. Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.
- Butter & Sugar: In a saucepan, gently melt the butter over low heat. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the caster and light brown sugar. Pour in the melted butter, mixing thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Add in the beaten egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
- Dry Ingredients: Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into your wet mixture. Stir these in well. Add the chopped chocolate to this mixture.
- Forming Cookies: Using a dessert spoon, dot heaped portions of the mixture onto your prepared baking sheets. Ensure a gap of about 4cm between each dollop as they will spread while baking. For a touch of color and fun, press a Smartie or M&M into the center of each cookie dough mound.
- Baking: Place them in the preheated oven, letting them bake for 8-10 minutes. They should achieve a pale golden brown hue. Don’t fret if they still seem soft; they’ll firm up as they cool!
- Cooling: After baking, let the cookies sit on the sheets for a couple of minutes to gain some firmness. Afterward, transfer the baking parchment with cookies to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
These cookies have been kid-tested and approved, so they’re sure to be a hit with everyone in the household. A word of caution – they disappear quickly! So, maybe squirrel away a few for a quiet moment with your cuppa. Happy baking!