Nigella’s Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
A bit too sweet for my liking…
It was Mother’s Day in the UK recently and this year, and I decided to bake some chocolate chip cookies for my mother-in-law and my husband’s Nanny. Nanny unfortunately has been really poorly and the day before Mothering Sunday here, we drove to see her with my husband’s family.
I’ve never made chocolate chip cookies before and I decided to try and make one of Nigella Lawson’s recipes – her Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Personally, I think they’re way too sweet! Her recipe called for 350 grams of chocolate chips (!!!) but I didn’t have that much so I only had 300 grams and they were a mix of milk, dark and fudge chips. The fudge chips probably didn’t help but even if I’d stuck to dark chocolate chips, I think these cookies were just too much of a sugar overload for me.
As cookies go, they’re also massive in size and one batch produces only 12 cookies. At least the family seemed to like them enough but even my husband, who has a massively sweet tooth, found these too sickeningly sweet.
If any of you have a chocolate chip recipe to share, please send me the link. I’d like to get better at making cookies but I’m a bit fussy – I’m looking for something very chocolatey, with a good crunch but also chewy and sticky. Maybe I’m asking for too much?
The other challenge I faced was that the day I baked these cookies were not a good day for taking photographs. it didn’t matter what I did, they still looked like giant p**s so you’ll have to excuse the bad photos this week. 🙂
Lots of love