It's my new gluttonous quest to find the recipe that replicates those chewy bakery cookies that causes me to consume much more fat and sugar than I should. I feel some sort of security with having my cupboards full of the various different coloured sugars and chocolate and also with my fridge full of cold slabs of butter. My previous baking binge was to find the perfect flapjack recipe, which lets face it, has nothing remotely healthy in them. Damn tasty though.
Supermarket Bakery Cookies
- 100 g butter
- 50 g light brown sugar
- 50 g demerara sugar
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- 100 g chopped white and dark chocolate or Smarties.
- 150 g self-raising flour (it's this that gives the cookies their crinkle top)
- Melt the butter and syrup.
- Add the sugars and beat together.
- Add the flour followed by the chocolates.
- Place large spoonfuls on a baking tray and bake at 170º for 9 - 12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.
- The biscuits are cooked when they are a golden brown colour but they look like they aren't quite ready. It's the not quite cooked cookie that gives the chewy quality.