125g granulated sugar.
225g light brown sugar.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
350g plain flour.
50g cocoa powder.
1 tsp baking powder.
Pinch of salt.
100g dark chocolate chips.
100g milk chocolate chips.
100g white chocolate chips.
M&S chocolate ghosts (optional).
M&S Bogey buttons (optional).
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Start by preheating your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, weighing up all of your ingredients, line your baking trays with parchment paper and get ay equipment you may need, such as a stand mixer (with a beater attachment), spatula and ice cream/cookie scoop.
To get started on the cookie dough, take a mixing bowl and place in the butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar. Then beat them all together until they are well combined. – the mixture should be lighter and fluffier, in colour and consistency.
Once you’ve achieved that consistency, you can then go ahead and give the bowl a good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully incorporated.
Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well in-between each addition – you will notice the consistency change as you add the eggs in, this is completely normal and you shouldn’t worry about it too much, unless the mixture has scrambled (which it shouldn’t do). This is also the ideal stage to add in the vanilla extract – just mix until incorporated.
Then go ahead and give the bowl another scraping down, again just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in from earlier on.
Now add in the plain flour, baking powder,salt and cocoa powder passing them through a sieve first, just to remove any lumps that may be in the dry mix. You can then add in the chocolate chips.
Go ahead and start mixing everything together over a low speed to start with (unless you want dry ingredients and chocolate chips all over the kitchen) and work your way up to a medium-high speed, only mix until a clear dough has formed. Try your best not over mix the dough, as it will ruin the texture of the cookies.
As the dough doesn’t need chilling, you can process it straight away. Take your scoop and scoop up a generous amount of the cookie dough, ensuring its’s level with the scoop – then roll it in your hands until its smooth, then round it off using a circular cookie cutter and place onto your lined baking tray. Repeat this process until you have no dough left.
When you place the cookies onto the baking trays, allow them to have space around them as they do grow and expand while baking and you ideally don’t want them to batch together.
Once you have your trays filled, you can go ahead and place them into your preheated oven and bake for 18-22 minutes. I recommend checking them at 18 minutes but they may need more time.
Straight from the oven, place on top the toppers of the ghost chocolate and buttons.
Although it may be tempting to eat these straight from the oven, allow them to cool to the stage where you can pick them up at least. They are best enjoyed warm or at least reheated!
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