Choc Chip Cookies

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With the silly season coming up we thought we would introduce you to some of our favourite recipes that are simple to make, great for entertaining the littlies and make sweet gifts for those loved ones who have it all. You cannot go past the humble choc chip cookie all year round and this Donna Hay recipe is tried and tested in our families. Not only is it a perfect afternoon activity but they are universally adored - especially with this gluten free twist.

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You will need

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup caster sugar

150 unsalted butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 egg

1 1/2 cups plain flour*

1/2 teaspoons table salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

200g dark chocolate, chopped **

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Step One

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

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Step Two

Place brown sugar, caster sugar, butter and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 8 to 10 minutes or until pale and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg, beating well to combine.

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Step Three

Add the flour salt and baking powder and beat, on low speed, until a dough forms. Fold through the chocolate.

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Step Four

Roll a ball of dough the size of two tablespoons and flatten slightly. Place on to a lined baking tray allowing room to spread.

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Step Five

Bake for 17 - 20 minutes or until the edges are golden. Allow to cool.

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This recipe was sourced from the Donna Hay The New Classics cookbook.

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* Due to dietary requirements, we used gluten free flour.

** We used around 100g of dark chocolate in this recipe.

Ainsley and Kat