My favourite cookie recipe is adapted from a Nigella Lawson recipe in Feast, and I makes either 30 small cookies or 1 massive cookie. For all special occasions at home the children love making this massive cookie to decorate, and eat! It’s so easy for children to help make this, just gather together:
140g plain flour
125g butter (soft)
100g caster sugar (granulated would do as well)
75g soft brown sugar
170g chocolate in small chips, or same amount of dried fruit
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (fine table sale not sea salt)
Place all together into a mixer or a large bowl and use a hand mixer and beat all together for a minute or 2 until well mixed.
Then place the bowl in the fridge to firm up for 10 minutes.
To cook as a big cookie put all the mixture into a lined baking tin and cook at 160 degrees c for 1 hour, or to cook as small cookie roll into balls and place 9 balls on each lined baking tray and cook for around 10 minutes at 180 degrees c.