26 October 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week I have been feeling a bit like Eeyore ........ a bit gloomy.

I don't know if it's because the official-ness of winter  is looming when we put the clocks back this coming weekend or the gloominess of the weather but this week, I have been feeling a bit out-of-sorts. I haven't done any sewing or crocheting and I haven't baked any bread, or attacked anything with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which isn't like me at all. So today, in an attempt to feel less gloomy, I lit my living room fire, made some chocolate chip cookies and put James Bond on TV. I know that some of my fellow bloggers have been feeling the same way recently so for all you ladies out there who are feeling gloomy, I though that this might help. It certainly cheered me up. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies


125g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
75g soft light brown sugar
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
100g dark or milk chocolate, chopped into smallish chunks


Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan. Put both sugars into a mixing bowl, pour in the melted butter and beat well with a wooden spoon. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and stir them in, then add the chocolate. You should have a pretty sloppy sort of mixture. Dot heaped dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to the baking sheets, leaving a good 4cm between them as they really spread out. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are turning pale golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes to firm up. Then carefully lift the baking parchment on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Eeyore Image Courtesy of http://untitlement.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/eeyore-gloomy-place2.jpg?w=490&h=309
James Bond Image Courtesy of  http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02354/daniel-craig-trunk_2354027b.jpg


  1. Now all you need it some red wine :) xx

  2. That ocean is just the most beautiful turquoise blue isn't it?
    Oh & the bloke is OK I guess, if you like that kind of thing :) LOL
    London UK

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