Step 1: Preparation
Shall we start?
The first thing to do is to gather all your stuff and lay it on the table. Make sure nothing is missing!
500 g. of plain flour
200 g. of plain sugar
250 g. (1 stick) of butter
200 g. of chocolate or chocolate chips
100 g. of peanuts, hazelnuts, dried fruits... whatever will do
10 g. (1 little bag) of baking powder
Some vanilla extract
A mixer with a mixing bowl
A weighing bowl
Any dishes to keep the flower and the sugar in
Some baking paper
A pan to bake the cookies into
Step 2: Let the Game Begin
Just cut the stick of butter in few smaller pieces, throw it in the mixing bowl and turn on the mixer.
Mix the butter for about 6-7 minutes.
Step 3: The Eggs
You should get a homogenate mixture in the end.
Step 4: The Sugar
You might want to decrease the speed of the mixer, but make sure you turn it back up again.
Let it mix for another 6-7 minutes, or so. The mixture should be a bit foamy and smooth in the end.
Step 5: The Flour
Get the flour and pour roughly half of it in the mixing bowl. Mix the whole mixture a bit with a spoon. Then turn the mixer back on and let it mix for about 5 minutes. The mixture should be in the form of small pallets in the end.
Take of the bowl from the mixer and start moulding the dough with your pre-washed hands.
Mould it for a minute, or so, and add a pinch of vanilla extract. Continue with moulding and after 2-3 minutes, add the rest of the flour.
In the end, you should end up pretty much with just dough.
Step 6: The Bitts
Mould just enough to spread the peanuts evenly in the mixture.
Leave the dough once again and chop the chocolate in chips. If you have store-bought chocolate chips (like I didn't!), that is even better.
Add the chocolate to the dough and mould to spread the chips evenly in the dough.
You should end up with a pretty interesting looking mixture shown in a picture below.
Step 7: Baking, at Last
Lay the baking paper in your baking tray.
Start by taking some of the dough in your hands and making a ball, around 3 cm across. Then flatten the ball into a cookie shaped form. Don't worry if the shape isn't perfect cause that's what we're after! Put the cookies in the baking tray. Leave about 1-2 cm between the cookies so they won't stick together.
Bake in a pre-heated oven on 200 C, or 390 F for about 10-15 minutes. Take the cookies out of the oven just about they start to get darker in colour.
Step 8: Cookies
Serve them with a glass of milk. Enjoy!