Who doesn’t like a good chocolate chip cookie? Santa does. The Cookie Monster for sure. So, why not the South African public? These Salted Choc Chip cookies are the future – they are salty, with undertones of sweetness and speckled with dark choc chips and Astros. So yum! But be warned they aren’t Zoo biscuit sweet. So, if this is what makes your heart pump rainbow sprinkles, up the sugar and opt for either a less potent dark chocolate or replace with milk chocolate.
Cup Salted Butter, Softened
¾ Cup White Sugar
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tsps. Vanilla Essence
2 Large Free-Range Eggs
3 Cups Flour
1 Tsps. Bicarbonate of Soda
½ Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
2 Slabs Dark Chocolate, Chopped (85% Lindt Dark Chocolate recommended)
4 x 40g Astros
Edible glitter (Optional)
#1 Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Line a large oven tray with baking paper and set aside.
#2 Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda to a bowl. Set aside.
#3 Cream the softened butter with the sugar. Then add the eggs and vanilla essence to this and mix.
#4 Add the flour to the wet ingredients and combine. Once the cookie dough has come together, add the chopped dark chocolate and Astros and fold through.
#5 Roll a tablespoon or two of cookie dough into a ball and place it on the baking tray. Space it evenly.
#6 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (the biscuits must just turn brown on the edges and look underdone when you pull them out – don’t overbake). After cooling for 10 minutes on the tray, add the cookies to a rack to cool further.
#7 Finish with some edible glitter (optional) and enjoy!