Can’t-Stop-Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the greatest plagues/pleasures in my life is that I LOVE chocolate, in any form! I sometimes just get these chocolate cravings and find myself day-dreaming about new ideas for recipes using chocolate or wandering on Pinterest looking at pretty, yummy food pics.
Often I am satisfied with merely dreaming about delicious treats but I sometimes get this baking itch and I need to actually make one of those recipes. Lately, I settled on cookies which are just down-right delicious! Nobody can resist the temptation of a cookie!
This recipe will meet every expectation you have about a chocolate chip cookie. It is simply amazing. A big part of it is that you make the chocolate chips yourself instead of buying ready-to-use chocolate chips in a supermarket. You just need to buy chocolate in bars and cut it up to make chunks of different sizes. And here comes the fun part! There are so many different kinds of chocolate bars nowadays that you can buy any one you like and create new flavors every time you bake a batch of cookies.
Bear in mind that if you buy white chocolate or a highly sweetened kind of chocolate you should put less sugar in your cookie dough so that the cookies are not overly sweet in the end.
The chocolate chips proportion is kind of random here. You can adapt it to how much chocolate you actually have at home or how much chocolate you want to have in your cookies. If you decide to add nuts to your recipe for example, you should also diminish the proportion of chocolate.

Yields 30 

1 egg
325g of sugar
400g of all-purpose flour
250g of chocolate chips, any kind
200g of butter, at room temperature
1 tsp of baking powder.

-In a bowl, mix together the butter and sugar by hand, until blended. Add the egg and stir again until well blended.
-In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and chocolate chips.
-Add dry mix to the wet one and blend together by hand. Do not overwork the dough. Put in the fridge to set for 1 hour.
-Preheat oven to 150°C.
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form small balls with the dough and flatten a little before placing on baking sheet.
-Place tray in oven for exactly 15 minutes.
-Take cookies out and allow to cool down at room temperature until they harden.

(Store in a sealed container. Best within 3 days.)


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