What’s the most important time of the year for bakers across the United Kingdom? It’s The Great British Bake Off!
After last night’s premier, we’re already excited to see what each baker whips up next – we’d love to hear about your favourites in the comments below!
We’ve been huge fans of GBBO since its very first episode a whole decade ago, so we’ve decided to create a series of blog posts dedicated to the show throughout this year’s series! Aptly titled At Home Bake Off, we’re going to be bringing you fun and family-friendly recipes, tips and tricks according to each weekly episode’s theme.
It was announced last night that next week’s episode is going to be the classic Bake Off Biscuit Week, so we’ve put together the ultimate classic cookie recipe (if we do say so ourselves) for you to try out at home in time for next week’s GBBO!
The Classic Crowd-Pleasing Cookie
A timeless bake (though you do need to keep an eye on that timer!), there isn’t a single friend or family member out there who won’t be excited to join you to whip up some classic cookies.
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And here’s our go-to recipe for the ultimate crowd-pleasing cookie…
Makes 26 generously-sized cookies – perfect served with a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- 150g salted butter, softened
- 80g brown sugar
- 80g granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 225g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 200g chocolate chips of your choice
- Preheat the over to 190oC.
- Whisk together the plain flour, salt and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, mix salted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy (this should take around 3 minutes).
- Mix the egg into the butter and sugar mixture, before adding the vanilla extract.
- With one person continuing to move the mixture, slowly pour the flour mixture into the same bowl and mix together both until combined thoroughly.
- It’s time to sprinkle your chosen chocolate chips into the bowl, gently stirring them into the mixture
- Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper, and evenly distribute your mixture onto the trays in little dollops. We’d recommend using an ice cream scoop to keep them consistent, but hey – it’s At Home Baking, so there’s no pressure to be perfect!
- Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the tray half-way through for a wonderfully even golden finish. Once removed from the oven, leave the cookies to cool on the baking trays for a couple of minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. Or, y’know, move them over to your plate and enjoy ’em fresh out the oven.
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Have a wonderful week, At Home Bakers!