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  1. Fiona

    there was supposed to be an earth-shattering KA-BOOM

  2. Fiona

    And I used to just do the vanilla biscuits from the commonsense cookery book, and add stuff. 😀

  3. Simply Life

    oh those cookies do look perfect!

  4. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Crispy edges and chewy middles are WHERE IT’S AT! That’s definitely how chocolate chippers are meant to be (and how I always have a hard time making mine, sadface).

  5. Camille

    “What Do You Say, Dear?” was a fixture of my childhood, too. But then, that really shouldn’t come as any kind of surprise by now. 🙂

  6. Vaala ◪

    I have memories of making chocolate chip cookies (and hokey pokey cookies…hmmm, I must get that recipe off Mum because it was divine) when I was 13 too. I wish some of my tutorials at uni had involved cookies. Instead they just involved, well, work. Sigh.

    PS I will reply to your email but life has been more, um, time-consuming than originally anticipated.

  7. L-Izzle

    Oh, I used this recipe last time I made chocolate chip cookies! Clearly they’re ideal for bribing young’ns… I made them for a sleep-over of assorted pre-teens I was babysitting (it could probably classified as three separate sleep-overs, actually… as the 11 year old girl, 9 year old boy, and 6 year old girl each had their own guests. Am I super-babysitter? Yes. Do I deserve a medal for coming out of that night alive? Yes. And with all the children alive? Oh lord, yes).

    In theory, ‘we’ were making the cookies, as a fun and time-consuming after-dinner activity. However, games of chase-your-sister’s-friends-with-a-giant-plastic-fake-spider, and endless re-viewings of Spy Kids meant that I ended up being the sole baker.

    Nonetheless, they went down very well, and so many were consumed with ice cream that evening that all the little darlings were quickly sugar-coma-ed and tucked into bed. Thank Christ.

  8. Johanna GGG

    Oh those look so good! Now I feel the need to bake choc chips cookies. I often put butter in microwave til it is soft enough to mix by hand if I can’t be bothered getting out the beaters – hand mixing = no kaboom!

    And now we know where you got such lovely manners 🙂

  9. whisperinggums

    Perhaps you should do your PhD in kitchen mechanics and chemistry. I would have thought trial and error works, but for you it seems like trial and error squared. I do hope, for the kitchen’s sake, it’s not tripled!

    1. whisperinggums

      But, I’m glad your students were appreciative – all’s well that ends well, eh?

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL Well if it makes you feel any better, I still do that thing where I accidentally turn up my mixer on high when it’s full of stuff! 😛

  11. Jess

    I told my podmates that I was thinking of making chocolate chip cookies and I was immediately met with a demand for “the perfect blend of crispy edges and chewy middles”, pretty much. It seems to be a widespread pair of criteria. The cookies I made were the ones in my antioxidant garbage post, and people seemed to be pretty happy with the nature of the edges and middles of the finished products. I was more than content just to eat the raw dough. Oh yeah.

  12. Kath Lockett

    Another of your recipes to save, print out and try with Sapphire. Kaboom! is likely to happen in our kitchen too, with our dog just as grateful for it 🙂

  13. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I was so disappointed by the lack (to date) of your students coming out of the woodwork that I briefly toyed with the idea of pretending to be one but this kind of behaviour never ends well in the movies so here I am, boring old Conor (or is it? perhaps it’s one of your students pretending to be me! Er,,, her!)

    I’m glad you’re grasping the importance of baking in your PhD journey. The rest is just filler.

  14. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh my – I should not have read this post before breakfast! Yummo!

  15. Anna Johnston

    I swear our home mixers are twins…., they both do the same thing 🙂
    ….it happens if you’ve got an anna in your name, perfectly normal!

  16. Agnes

    I wonder how one would become an authority on chocolate chip cookies. Do you think there’s a course you can take? A degree in chocolate chip cookieology?

  17. Cathy

    You are an authority , just made them, magnificent. Doubled the recipe and used an icecream scoop to make giant cookies. Instead of choc chips I chopped Cadbury dark chocolate with toffee chips. Why did I stumble across your website? Why oh why??