I don’t remember when was the first time I spent Saturday night at Lynn’s – probably after my first big heartbreak. All we did was eating pizza and drinking wine.
Years passed, heartbreaks got way more complicated but Saturday nights stayed the same – me, Lynn, some junk food (sometimes a bit of broccoli), bad teen netflix shows, me sleeping on her couch.
One day I texted her saying I wanted something gooey. We baked these. My life changed. FOREVER.
And when I knew I was going to be alone at my boyfriend’s house one day, I immediately thought about these. I baked them and ate three, while still hot (see a recurring theme?).
If you ever feel down and need some comforting, please make these cookies. They are just perfect – crispy on the outside, melty and gooey on the inside. You can put them together in five minutes, bake for ten and then after an hour just get cosy on a sofa with a cup of coffee and a plate of them and forget about the world. Or, you know, go in a different route and share them with someone you love. Possibilities really are endless
So here goes the recipe, in Lynn’s exact words:
Best, Easiest, Most Gooey Chocolate Chunk Cookies
-200g Unsalted Butter
-300g Caster Sugar
-1 Teaspoon Vanilla
-325g Self Raising Flour
-200g Chocolate, chopped (or more)
-Nuts, Candy (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, line the baking sheet
- Cream butter and sugar
- Mix in egg and vanilla
- Add flour in parts to the mixture
- Add a dash of milk if you have difficulty binding – but do not overmix!
- Mix in chocolate and candy
- Roll dough into a ping pong ball sizes, spread them out with a lot of space – do not flatten the balls!
- Bake in the middle of the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the cookie edges are very slightly golden
- Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest for at least 30 mins before touching (well.. who said I had strong will) – otherwise they will wobble and fall apart