Winter is upon us, and as the temperature outside lowers, it's time to crank up the temperature in the oven! Follow this recipe for deliciously indulgent, heart warming chocolate chip cookies worthy of a cold winter's afternoon (partner with a cup of tea for extra comfort) and it's also a recipe that the kids can get their hands - and later, their teeth - into as well.
1 firmly packed cup of brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 100g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 100g white chocolate, roughly chopped
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric beater until thick and pale. Add the vanilla extract and egg then continue to beat until just combined. Sift in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Gently fold to combine. Stir through the chunks of dark and white chocolate.
3. Place tablespoonfuls of mixture on the tray, spaced 4-5cm apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
4. Cool for 5 minutes on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Store cookies in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Tip: For extra-cute treats, use heart, star or ginger bread men cut outs to shape your cookies.