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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Serves 1 - 30 Cookies

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip recipe (just like Millies)!!

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  • 100g brown sugar
  • 125g unsalted block butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 225g Self Raising Flour
  • 200g chocolate (any kind!)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


    1. Pre-heat oven to 200oc Place butter and sugar in large bowl and mix well
    2. add the egg and vanilla essence and mix again
    3. sieve in flour and salt to mix and combine well.
    4. Cut the chocolate, but not to finely and add. Mix together then roll balls of mixture to about 2cm by 2cm and place on a baking tray with baking parchment on. Be careful not to put the cookies too close together.
    5. Place in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes. Repeat until all cookies are cooked.
    6. I use different kinds of chocolate and add nuts. For double chocolate cookies simply replace 50g flour with 75g chocolate powder.

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Comments (24)

sophialivadas's picture

Can I just say that this is the best cookie recipe I have used ever!! That isn't an exaggeration, these cookies are easy/quick to make, taste delicious, spread out into giant chewy, soft and crispy on the outside, and are very similar to Ben's/Millie's cookies. The time is true to the recipe but I recommend keeping a close eye on them because this type of cookie is incredibly easy to burn. I hope you don't mind, but I used this recipe for my food tech class, which not only got a 10 out of 10 stars from my teachers and friends, but were so delicious that I got an 'A' grade in food Tech. I have completely converted to this recipe, and I would highly recommend.

lorihiggins's picture

So glad I didn't read the comments first, it might have put me off trying these! The recipe was really easy (made with 2 year old daughter and wasn't nearly as stressful as expected!!!) they turned out exactly as expected from homemade cookies, which are always softer rather than crunchy, also left them round instead of flattened before baking, they do spread a bit n didn't stay as dough balls like others have said. Definitely making these again. Thank you x

arorashipra79's picture

Really really nice!
Got finished within minutes:-)
I cooked them for 20 mins n not 10.
Also, I made small bitesize :-)

rebjam's picture

Definitely not a cookie more of a Choc chip mini cake, I thought the mixture was more cake like too! I don't think we will be using this recipe again! Not what we expected.

joosey71's picture

Tasty enough but not a cookie. These cookies don't spread and are like little cakes. I wonder if the recipe should use plain instead of self raising flour?
These were not right.

izzielou's picture

A COMPLETE FAIL! Did not spread at all and as everyone else is saying I wish I had read the comments beforehand!!

MariaCam's picture

Read the reviews and followed the recipe exactly, but I squished down my blobs until they were about half the height and they came out great! Not thin, perfectly puffy and squishy- absolutely delicious! Thanks so much!

HealthStealth's picture

I have used this recipe many times and it's always worked for me. Admittedly you do have to squash the mixture down to make biscuit shapes, it doesn't spread as the recipe says it will. I also always add pumpkin seeds, this transforms them from basic biscuits into really delicious biscuits. That is another point, they're not really cookies, they're biscuits, but who doesn't love a biscuit? But the pumpkin seeds give the biscuits a very buttery quality and you can feel good because you're eating some seeds, albeit surrounded by chocolate and biscuit....
Cooking times may vary, but all ovens seem to work a little differently, every time I use someone else's cooker things go wrong!
Finally, I would advise using a quality chocolate, such as Cadbury's (because quality doesn't have to mean expensive!) I have found this makes a big difference.

amylittlecook's picture

Cookies my backside :-P not if you follow the author directions exactly. The dough doesn't spread out. Luckily half way through baking I anticipated it and squashed them with a fork before they were fully cooked.

Edible, quite tasty even. But not what it says on the tin.

Iheadley's picture

Was very disappointed with this recipe. They are nothing like cookies at all. I wish I had read the comments before making them. They rise more in to cakes/scones. Will go back to the Millies cookies recipe on here next time.

amylittlecook's picture

Oooooooh. Mills cookie recipe you say. Will have to look at that.

redbubble77's picture

Wish I too had read the comments before baking. Left them in a bit too long as I was expecting them to have spread by the time 10mins was up but they were just choc chip dough balls. Second batch has gone in and we flattened them a little beforehand so hopefully... All in all, they taste pretty good but don't be fooled by the title-definitely dough balls and not cookies!

Linzbam's picture

Not what i was expecting. I really should have ready the comments first. These looked like rock buns when they came out of the oven they dont spread out when cooking. Wish i could load a picture to show x

They are tasty, but not what i would call cookies at all.

lewisdavies's picture

These are the best cookies I have ever tasted and are very simple to make just follow the recipe and you will be fine

mrssaunders's picture

Wish I had read the comments before making as these are not cookies. The first half didnt look right and hadn't spread out so with the next half I flattened them down before going into the oven, these looked alot more like biscuits but still not quite cookies, never the less still yummy and still fun to make with the kids.

pcjwss's picture

'Cut the chocolate, but not to finely and add.'

Spelled incorrectly, it should be 'too.'

cleo123's picture

Hey BBC bloggers,

Just wanted to provide you with an honest and to the point review of this delicious dessert!

Although the title of this article may deceive you, as it uses the word "cookie", in fact, we were in for quite a surprise. When Charlotte and I embarked on our baking adventure we were prepared for some delicate, melt-in your mouth, chocolate chip cookies. However, the outcome completely blew us away. When Charlotte reached into the oven to pull out the steaming hot plates of chocolate mounds, what beheld us was something quite peculiar. The only word that immediately came to both our heads was something we never expected to encounter that night.

We looked at each other and immediately knew: these are SCONES,

One word I tell you, scone. Scone scone scone scone scone scone scone.

Charlotte and I have quite an adventurous friendship, and have always loved experimenting in the kitchen. However, this turn of events was even crazier than that time we backpacked on llamas up to Macchu Picchu to see the eighth wonder of the world, all in the nude!!!

Anyway, if you like being deceived, betrayed by those you trusted #BBC, then go ahead. Follow the recipe.



icingnicely's picture

Followed the recipe exactly and they are delicious. However they didn't spread very much so were quite dumpy biccies rather than flat cookies. Will definitely try this recipe again and perhaps use slightly less flour as another reviewer suggested. Thanks for the recipe :-)

kc29's picture

This recipe is very worth while trying, produces amazing cookies, but I suggest not using a electronic mixer, it makes the mixture a bit to sticky, but still made lovely cookies, thank you very much for a brilliant recipe!!!

raagnaros's picture

The cookies where absolutely amazing and tasted fantastic, Overall I would rate the recipe 10/10 I made these with my mum and it was great fun!


Questions (13)

Lowthian100's picture

I think this recipe is incorrect. There are 2 entries for 1/2 tsp salt. Should the other be 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda?

cdibling's picture

Super recipe though not like Millie's and they do need pressing down otherwise they bulge. Great flavour though x

JeniN's picture

two 1/2 tsps of salt?? I'll assume thats a typo.....

Charlee17's picture

How many cookies does this recipe make ?

MariaCam's picture

Mine made 20 quite large ones.

lewisdavies's picture

I got 7 quite large ones from the recipe

lemor's picture

is there supposed to be 2 1/2 tsp of salt? please get back ASAP thx

kc29's picture

I only used 1 and it turned out fine

sunny41's picture

So we use brown sugar instead of normal sugar or powder sugar

sunny41's picture

So we use brown sugar instead of normal sugar or icing sugar right ? ? Plz reply ASAP as I am making it today for a relative

Tips (4)

makebakesew's picture

I found that you had to flatten these rather a lot! I made mine more of a 5cm in diameter, they turned out beautiful.
Also, I put the dough into cling film and rolled into a sausage, sliced into 1cm discs then shaped.... makes life a bit easier!!

Hope this helps!

Higuys3546's picture

Because the cookies don't spread much, take them out after 7 mins and flatten them with an oven glove and put them back in for the remaining time

kc29's picture

Don't use an electronic mixture, and also only using 90g of sugar