Recipe: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love a good cookie? I definitely do, and I've adapted a recipe from the lovely Mary Berry to make what I think are some of the most delicious cookies I have ever tried. If you want to see how to make a gooey, chocolate delicious cookie, keep on reading!
MAKES: 12-16                    PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES                   BAKE TIME: 12-15 MINUTES

Heat the oven to 180⁰C, fan 160⁰C, Gas Mark 4
Line two large baking trays with baking paper
Cream together the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl
Beat in the vanilla extract and egg until the mixture is well combined
Add the flour and cocoa powder until a dough begins to form, then add the choc chips
Mix until a soft dough forms
*If you have time, place the mixture into the fridge for 15 minutes so it becomes less sticky and easier to work with*
Roll the mixture into 12-16 golf sized balls and flatten each to approximately 5cm wide and place on the baking tray. Leave space between because they will spread.
Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes (12 for a softer cookie, 15 for a crispier one)
Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking tray, then cool on a wire rack.

You could substitute the chocolate chips with dried fruit if you'd prefer. I used white chocolate to make a visible contrast but a combination of chocolates would be good!
Also, I made 13 cookies however only 11 lasted long enough to make the pictures - what can I say, they were just too good to resist!

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