I’m a sucker for cookies. I’ve tried about 20 different recipes so far. This one right here is the easiest and best of all, so I really wanted to share it. I found the original recipe through David, The One Pot Chef. But then modified a couple of small details.
List of ingredients:
– 125 grams of butter (unsalted and at room temperature)
– 1 egg
– 1/2 cup of brown sugar
– 3/4 cup of Nutella
– 1 + 3/4 cups of self-rising flour (you could also use plain flour and then add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to it)
– 3/4 cup of chocolate chips
Then you could just basically throw it all together and mix. But here’s the civilized step-by-step guide:
2- add the egg and Nutella to it and mix again
3- add the flour and mix (this time, just use a spatula instead of the electric mixer; it’s easier).
Next: take a teaspoon and slap some portions on your baking sheet, making sure to leave enough space between them, because they will spread out like crazy. Make them tiny. Trust me.
It really doesn’t matter what pretty shape you try to give them. They will spread out in a relatively round shape. So the main trick to making equal cookies is to use the same amount of dough each time.
There is also another trick that I’ve learned and that no one ever mentions: don’t pour all the chocolate chips into your dough mix. You are bound to end up with cookies with lots of chips and some with few to none. That’s just the universal law of cookie dough. The unequal amount of chips will affect their size. And that’s why I manually add the chocolate chips, one by one on each dough ball that’s on the baking sheet; right before I put them in the oven. That way, I can insert the exact same amount of chocolate chips into every cookie (usually 5). This is how I managed to get relatively even shaped cookies like these: