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chocolate chip cookie recipe

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Chocolate chip cookie recipe

It may be a cliche but, in our house at least, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – which makes these Chocolate Chip Cookies the perfect gift for Fathers’ Day. The recipe is easy, and very yummy, so with just a little help your children should be able to bake some ready to give this Sunday.

You will need:

4oz butter (at room temperature)

4oz sugar

8oz self raising flour

1 dessert spoon golden syrup

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 dessert spoons of milk

2 handfuls of chocolate chips (white, milk  or dark chocolate)

To make them:

1. Beat the butter and sugar together.

2. Add the syrup.

3. Warm the milk (10 secs-ish in microwave) and add the bicarbonate of soda.

4. Add in the flour and chocolate chips and stir to make the dough.

5. Make balls of dough and press them onto a greased baking tray.

Allow plenty of room to spread

6. Bake for about 25 minutes* in an oven at gas mark 3-4 / 160-180C.

* This will depend on how big your cookies are. We think less (baking time) is more, as we like chewy rather than crunchy cookies.

Wrap them in cellophane and add a hand written note, and have a happy Fathers’ Day.