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Pret reveals recipe for chocolate chip cookies to make at home during lockdown


The Pret cookies (Picture: Pret)

Missing your high street favourites during lockdown?

Well, the good news is that lots of the chains are revealing recipes for their famous dishes so you can make them at home.

McDonald’s has released a recipe for breakfast and Greggs has revealed how to make some of their bakes at home.

Today, it’s the Pret cookie.

The coffee chain has been sharing a whole host of recipes on social media under the #PretRecipeBook hashtag, but people are pretty excited to see the cookies on there.

The Facebook post has thousands of comments and likes as Pret fans love the idea of making the famous gooey dark chocolate chunk cookies at home.

To make your own cookies you need just seven ingredients – butter, caster sugar, light brown sugar, an egg, self-raising flour, salt and some dark chocolate buttons.

This recipe makes eight cookies so share them with your household, drop some off on your neighbour’s doorstep or just keep them all for yourself.

Ingredients

110g unsalted butter

170g caster sugar

85g light brown sugar

1 whole egg

190g self-raising flour

3g salt

120g large dark chocolate buttons

How to make Pret dark chocolate cookies

Preheat the over to 180C. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave, until just melted (but not hot).

Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the caster and brown sugars until well combined. Add the egg and beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so. Don’t overbeat as this will result in a firm dough.

Add the flour and salt. Mix until a smooth dough forms – again, be careful not to overmix!

Add the chocolate buttons to the dough and combine with your hands. For a good distribution of chocolate, don’t be afraid to break up some of the buttons into pieces or chop them slightly beforehand.

Scoop out eight balls of dough and place on a non-stick or lined baking tray. Make sure there is plenty of space between them as the dough will spread out in the oven.

Press them down lightly with your palm to flatten them out a little and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies look puffed and golden.

Let the cookies cool on the pan for around 30 minutes as they will settle and sink into a dense buttery cookie.

Best enjoyed warm (or place in an airtight container and eat within three days).

MORE: Missing your McDonald’s breakfast? They’ve revealed how to make it at home during coronavirus lockdown

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