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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots created by Nigella Lawson

My children love a chocolate chip cookie so gooey on the inside that I can’t really make the outside firm enough to let the cookies keep integrity of form. This, then, is the solution: a cookie dough you bake in a little dish, and then eat with a spoon, dolloped with ice cream or cre?me frai?che as desired. I know I blamed my children for them (what else are children for?), but don’t think of these just as junior fare: any time you’re having friends over for supper and don’t know what to make for pudding, this is the answer. (Recipe courtesy Simply Nigella)

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  • Equipment: 6 ramekins approximately 8cm / 3 1/2in diameter x 4.5cm / 1 3/4in deep (approx. 200ml / 3/4 - 1 cup capacity).
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 (350°F), and measure the flour, salt and bicarb into a bowl, forking together to mix.
  • With an electric mixer, or by hand, beat the butter and sugar until you have a light and creamy mixture, then add the vanilla paste or extract and the egg, beating again to incorporate.
  • Gently fold in the flour mixture, then, once it’s all mixed in, fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the dough between 6 ramekins (you will need about 4½ tablespoons of batter for each one). Using a small offset spatula (for ease) or the back of a teaspoon, spread the mixture to cover the bottom of the ramekins, and smooth the tops.
  • Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 13–15 minutes. They will still be quite gooey inside, but the top will be set, and they should be golden brown at the edges and just beginning to come away from the sides of the ramekins.
  • Leave to cool for 5–10 minutes before serving. You can spoon a scoop of ice cream on top of each one or serve with cream or crème fraîche on the side. They will set as they cool down, so don’t dally now.
  • MAKE AHEAD NOTE: These can be made up to 6 hours ahead, then covered with clingfilm and stored in fridge. Allow to come up to room temperature before baking.
  • FREEZE NOTE: Wrap each ramekin tightly in a double layer of clingfilm and put in resealable bags or wrap each in a layer of foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Bake directly from frozen, adding an extra 2 minutes to the baking time.
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"My children love a chocolate chip cookie so gooey on the inside that I can’t really make the outside firm enough to let the cookies keep integrity of form. This, then, is the solution: a cookie dough you bake in a little dish, and then eat with a spoon, dolloped with ice cream or cre?me frai?che as desired. I know I blamed my children for them (what else are children for?), but don’t think of these just as junior fare: any time you’re having friends over for supper and don’t know what to make for pudding, this is the answer. (Recipe courtesy Simply Nigella)"
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  1. Sparkle W.
    This is decadently good with some high-quality vanilla ice cream, or better yet, an ultra-smooth gelato. My only complaint about the recipe is the units of measure. The choice of either "US" or "Metric" is offered, but the US format is rather bizarre as it gives amounts as a fraction of a pound. For instance, ".33 lb.", instead of the standard amounts in cups, half-cups etc. I switched to "Metric" but that just gave me the number of grams for each ingredient. I do have a digital scale that can measure weight by grams or ounces but it needs a new battery. Thus I was reduced to using conversion websites and charts, doing a little math, and hoping for the best. My point, and I do have one, is that while the rest of the world waits for the US to catch up, until we go metric our recipes will continue to need the measurements stated in cups, teaspoons, etc, as they always have been since at least the 1700s. (I once saw pages from a diary of George Washington's cook, circa 1776, that contains a number of recipes, all including what are now the US standardized amounts, measured in cups, tablespoons, etc.) Other than the convoluted measurements, for which I'm subtracting a star because it really was a pain, this is a mighty tasty recipe and I highly recommend it. Enjoy!
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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots Created by Nigella Lawson
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  4. Nigella Lawson
    My children love a chocolate chip cookie so gooey on the inside that I can’t really make the outside firm enough to let the cookies keep integrity of form. This, then, is the solution: a cookie dough you bake in a little dish, and then eat with a spoon, dolloped with ice cream or cre?me frai?che as desired. I know I blamed my children for them (what else are children for?), but don’t think of these just as junior fare: any time you’re having friends over for supper and don’t know what to make for pudding, this is the answer. (Recipe courtesy Simply Nigella)
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