When I was at school we use to go to the local bakery at lunch time and the cookies were always a favourite of mine. I have had this basic cookie recipe for many years but I really wanted to add another twist so I could relive the cookies of my youth.
Preheat Oven to 190 degrees, Gas Mark 5. Grease 3 baking trays
In a large bowl beat together the margerine, caster sugar and light soft brown sugar with a wooden spoon until the mixture is light and fluffy
Beat in the egg a little at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence. Sift the flour and the baking powder onto the mixture and mix well with a metal spoon. Stir in the chocoloate drops.
Using 2 dessert spoons arrange 15 small mounds of the mixture on the greased baking trays (leave about 5cm (2inches) between each one to allow for spreading)
Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Check cookies after 10 minutes and move trays around if required (to get an even bake)
Allow to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before carefully lifting them on to the wire rack to cool completely.
Whilst the cookies are cooling, carefully melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan (be careful that the water does not touch the bowl as this will cause the chocolate to burn).
When the chocolate has melted carefully dip the cookie into the chocolate (covering approximately half the cookie). Cover with chocolate strands and return to the wire rack for cooling. Continue this process for each cookie.
When the chocolate has set, place the cookies in an airtight container for storage.
Alternatively, put all the ingredients into Kenwood Chef and mix until a soft dough mixture is achieved.
You can make triple chocolate cookies by adding 50g of cocoa powder to the mixture and adding white, milk and dark chocolate drops. Alternatively, add some chopped pecans with the chocolate drops to make these delicious cookies taste even better.
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