Cookies recipe

Alright, I'm going to share with you the cookies recipe I always use.
It's nothing special, just regular cookies, but I've had a lot of success when sharing them, people always tell me they are delicious, so maybe you can try them out as well.
They are pretty easy to make, and it will take only about one hour or two for the whole thing. It usually takes me one hour, but sometimes I go slower.

Let's start with the list of ingredients:

  • 250g of non-salted butter.
  • Brown sugar to taste. (I usually add between 100g and 110g)
  • White sugar to taste. (I usually add between 100g and 110g)
  • 2 medium or large eggs.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Vanilla extract to taste. (I usually add it by eye, just a dash of it to give it a little bit of flavor)
  • 8g of yeast. (This is only necessary if you are not using self-rising flour)
  • Around 475g of wheat flour, which can be self-rising flour if you don't want to use yeast. The reason it's "around" that amount will be explained in the dough preparation step.
  • 250g of dark chocolate chips, or however many you want to add, really.

With the list of ingredients ready, let's go over the steps to prepare the dough:

  1. First, we have to melt the butter in a big bowl. It doesn't need to be fully melted if you don't want, but it has to be soft enough to be well mixed with the sugar.
  2. Once the butter is melted, we have to add the two types of sugar and mix until it's homogeneous.
  3. One by one, we add the two eggs and we mix until homogeneous again.
  4. After that, we add and mix well the pinch of salt, vanilla extract and yeast. Only add the yeast if you aren't using self-rising flour of course.
  5. Then, slowly add the flour while mixing, until the dough has a texture that allows you to briefly touch it and it not sticking to your finger. The color is usually a light brown, or beige. The amount of flour needed will change depending on the size of the eggs, the amount of sugar you add, etc. But it's usually around 475g.
  6. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix so they have a good distribution.

We now have the dough, so the only thing left to do is to bake them.
To do this we just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C.
  2. Put some baking paper on an oven sheet.
  3. On the paper, place dough spheres of the size you prefer, I usually make them 2 to 3 cm of diameter, but you can make them bigger or smaller if you want.
  4. Once the oven has finished pre-heating, put the oven sheet in and let it bake for 10 to 13 minutes, this will depend on the size of the cookies you chose, if you made them too big, it will need even longer, but once the cookie borders have browned and you see them dry, they are probably ready. Also, remember that the first sheet you bake will need a little bit more time because the oven sheet itself would still be cold.
  5. Then, take the sheet out and let it sit for 2 minutes.
    Optional: If you want the cookies to be more crunchy, after the 2 minutes, you can put them back in the oven for around 5 more minutes. I don't know the optimal amount of time for this, since I prefer my cookies softer. After, re-baking them, take them out and let them sit for another 2 minutes.
  6. After the 2 minutes, with the help of a spatula, take them off the sheet and put them on a cooling rack so air can get to the bottom of the cookies.
  7. Once they have cooled down, they are ready to eat!

And that's it!
Pretty simple, right?
I hope you try to bake them sometime, nothing tastes better than self-made cookies, and they taste even better if you accompany them with some milk.

Thank you for reading!