I first tried this recipe because of it’s claims to be as good as Millie’s cookies – I was not disappointed. They are delicious cookies with a crisp outside and a soft centre which is my favourite part of a cookie! I have made them a number of times since and people have said they taste even better than Millie’s cookies! They are really quick and simple to make. I always seem to have the ingredients in the cupboard for these so I can make a batch whenever is needed and no one is ever disappointed!
You can use chocolate chips you like and also add other flavours. I have made them with white chocolate chips and added 1 tbsp of freeze dried raspberries (I’ve seen these in Waitrose and Sainsburys). You could also try milk chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts.
I really recommend trying this recipe as it is so simple and produces great results!
This was the final recipe that I made for my photography session with @BettyBeston. I learnt so much from my session with her which I am hoping you can see in the photos I have added recently. Please check out her website at www.greedybetty.com – her photographs are amazing!
125g butter or margarine
100g light brown sugar
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self raising flour
½ tsp salt
200g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line baking trays with greaseproof paper and set aside
- Cream the butter and the sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined
- Sift in the flour and salt and then add the chocolate chips and mix
- Shape into walnut sized balls (if this means nothing to you, mine are about the size of a 50p) and place them on the lined baking trays. Make sure the cookies are placed far enough apart to allow room for them to spread in the oven. If you don’t they will merge together and you will get one huge cookie…then again that does sound quite good! If you want them soft in the middle like Millie’s, bake them for 7 minutes. If you want a crisp cookie, bake for 10 minutes. After 7 minutes they will look quite pale and still very squidgey, if you want them soft in the middle don’t be tempted to put them back in because you think they need longer. They will harden up and be perfect
- Take them out of the oven and leave them to cool slightly on the tray before moving them to cool completely on a wire rack
The original recipe can be found at http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1580654/millies-cookies-recipe