These are a firm favourite in our house, quick and easy to make and they beat shop bought cookies hands down. Much cheaper too as these beauties cost around 8p each to make - when you compare that with the mass produced choc chip cookies that you can buy at the supermarket like these at five for £1 (20p each), you can't go wrong!
Makes approx 21
250g Butter or Margarine - I used this
150g Brown Sugar - any is fine but I used dark this time
150g Self-Raising Flour - I used this
200g Dark Chocolate - chopped - I used this
I use a hand mixer for this recipe but a wooden spoon (or any spoon actually!) will do.
First, preheat your oven to 180° fan then weigh out your sugar and add to your mixing bowl. Brown sugar can go a bit hard and clump together but don't worry, the mixer will soon break it up.
Next, weigh out your butter/margarine into a plastic bowl and soften in the microwave as this makes it so much easier to mix your cookie dough. It takes around 20-30 seconds in my microwave - keep an eye on it as you don't want it melted, just nice and soft.
Add the softened butter/margarine to your mixing bowl and cream together. Then add your flour and oats and mix again. You'll find the mixture is now getting stiffer. Now add your chopped chocolate and stir with a spoon or spatula - don't use your hand mixer for this bit as it won't like the chocolate chunks!
Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper and either spoon your mixture or use an ice-cream scoop to dollop onto your trays. This mixture makes 21 cookies using a level ice cream scoop.
Flatten each cookie down slightly with the palm of your hand and then bake for about 20 minutes until just slightly golden. They will still be very soft so leave to harden and cool on the baking trays.
Very easy and very tasty, I love these when they're still a bit warm from the oven so the chocolate is still gooey :)