Chocolate Chip Cookies | GBBO Obsessed



It's finally here. The Great British Bake Off, also known affectionately as GBBO, is back on our TV screens. Woo hoo!!
I am obsessed with it's hilarious innuendoes and yummy bakes and this year more than ever I have been so obscenely excited for Wednesday's at 8pm to come around. 
If you haven't watched it before, where have you been?, the concept is very simple. 12 contestants compete with each other through 12 weeks of gruelling baking challenges. Each week a Star Baker is crowned and another is asked to leave the competition. Who knew baking could be so brutal?

What I love about the show is that it's made with love and fun, you want everyone to do well and it's so oh so emotionally fraught. They say no point in crying over spilled milk, but my god it's easy to cry over a dropped cake. 

To curb my desperate need for baking I had a look online for the easiest and quickest recipe I could find. I love chocolate chip cookies, but every recipe I came across made 12 cookies minimum...that's when I realised...why don't I look for a recipe that is just enough for a small batch?!

My hopes were realised when I found this little gem of a recipe on the adorable Our Best Bites website. I would thoroughly recommend this site if you are looking for easy and delicious recipes for the whole family.




I have tried a few times to create the best cookies, and I suppose like everything practice makes perfect. I wasn't expecting miracles with this one as I had to convert the American sizes (cups) into Scottish sizes (grams). This wasn't made easy with the fact that my scales are analogue, so there wasn't the ability to be 100% accurate. I gave it a go anyway!




With my not so accurate weighing I was able to make 6 similar sized cookies, with only a tiny wee bit of cookie dough left for sampling. If you haven't had the chance to eat the left over dough when baking cookies then you are missing out. Don't let those people who cry "raw egg!!!" stop you from trying that little bit of heaven. It's the best part of baking and it was so hard not to eat it all.




I really should have  put more chocolate chips on top of the balled dough, but that is a lesson learned for next time. Let's be honest, there will be a next time. I am tempted to whip up another batch today as writing this post is making me hungry!





I am SO happy with how these turned out. The best compliment came from my sister when she said they tasted like Millie's Cookies! Which are, in my opinion, the best out there. When I went over to my friend's house to watch the GBBO I gave her a sample and she named me the Star Baker! That certainly made my evening.




It's safe to say they didn't last long before they were eaten, and I have to stress how easy and quick these were to make. If you ever have a cookie craving but only want to create a smaller batch then you MUST give this recipe a go. It is perfection.


Have you been watching the Great British Bake Off? Who are your favourite contestants? I love Selasi and Benjamina!
Have you had any baking inspiration recently? Would love to see your bakes.

xoxo

Emma 


2 comments:

  1. It is a first year that I have started watching the Great British Bake Off. I already have my own favourite person, who I believe should win. Talking about getting emotionally attached hahaha! Iga http://igaberry.com

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    1. Oh my goodness. It's the best TV show ever! haha. You do get emotionally involved. Imagine working on that show and having all the yummy cakes to eat....wow! xxx

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