Vintage chocolate chip cookies

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 30

A retro recipe for chocolate-studded biscuits with a soft squidgy middle - make plenty as they're guaranteed to be a hit!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per cookie

kcalories
121
protein
1.3g
carbs
14.7g
fat
6.3g
saturates
3.8g
fibre
0.5g
sugar
9.5g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 150g salted butter, softened
  • 80g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
  3. Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 8–10 mins until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.
  4. Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, July 2012

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BellaBasset's picture

Loved this recipe. I mixed 180g of plain flour with 45g cocoa powder, salt and bicarb. Then I sieved in about 1/5 at a time. Added white and milk choc and cooked for 8 min. They came out as lovely little cookies, don't last long though. Great to bake with children as they are quick to make and cook

Galaxy17's picture

BellaBasset - Tried your tweaks and loved them! I added only white chocolate chips as I didn't want the cookies to be too chocolatey and baked for 10 minutes.

Peri_Peri's picture
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Made these using dark chocolate with dried cranberries and oh my word they came out fabulous!

I am going to give these to a friend, but how can I restrain myself from eating this goodness?!

Kelsbels83's picture

I just baked these with my son. He is allergic to egg so we substituted the egg with orgran egg replacer (with some trepidation!) and kept everything else the same. They have turned out BRILLIANTLY! I have never posted on here before but thought any others with egg allergies might find it useful.

amaily's picture
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I have never in my 26 years been successful in making the gooey in the middle and crispy at the sides cookie they usually end up looking like flat fat cakes. This recipe however is simple and for me extremely successful!!

pollyhibb's picture
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My go to cookie recipe that I tweek according what choc/fruit/flavours I have in..the kids love them and so do I!

Lwpeach's picture

I use white chocolate and demerera sugar instead and they come out absolutely delicious!

kerryrontree35's picture

Fantastic recipe, so easy and oh my days are these good!!

wazz's picture
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I`m new to baking (a man you see) and this was my first try. I made half a batch using a levelled 4cm cake scoop which made 14 good sized cookies. The trouble is I only had 8 left after 20 minutes. They are a serious temptation!!!

Humi N's picture
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I chose to melt the butter instead of creaming it, and reduced granulated sugar to 40 grams, and the dough turned out a bit wet.
But after refrigerated for about 1 hour it's quite easy to work with and didn't stick at all.
then I shaped each piece into a ball using a scoop so the cookies wouldn't end up flat.
I have to say these cookies are way delicious than I thought would be.
crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and looks beautiful too.
these cookies are dangerous......

darceybrown's picture

This is really delicious and I'm sure I will bake these again if my mum
lets me!

Jelly Bean's picture

Lovely Recipe! I used splenda instead of granulated sugar so they were less sugary and they were v.tasty :-)

Cooking Freak's picture
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I love this recipe, they're just right crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. I stuck to the recipe completely the only difference was I used 3 trays so that the biscuits were well spaced apart. I must say they taste as good as sainsburys cookies you get from their bakery!

lickandspoon's picture

I was a little disappointed with this recipe. It produced rather cakey cookies, not as good as some of the other recipes I tried. I replaced half the flour with wholemeal flour, and the dark chocolate chips in half the cookies with white chocolate chips and cranberries. I got about 24 decently sized cookies out of the dough. They do spread a fair amount, so make sure you leave a big gap between the cookies on the baking tray. Not sure I'd make these again.

kathleenanderson's picture

Maybe if you hadn't substituted so many ingredients you wouldn't have been disappointed?

gemini259's picture

Super yummy straight from the oven and just as good if you choose to freeze them in batches like I did. Watch the spread as they really grow in size!

SamoodleDoodle's picture
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I was feeling a change from my usual sweet-tooth fix of Nigella Lawson's Everyday Brownies and came across these, I LOVE THEM. Oh my gosh, it took so much self-control not to munch them all as they came out warm from the oven. Everyone loved them, barely lasted a day but so worth the arm work (I don't own an electric mixer so did it all by hand)!

gateau-au-chocolat's picture

Oh my goodness, these are to die for! I didn't think chocolate chip cookies could taste so good until I made these. The kids devoured them in what seemed like 5 mins!! Will definitely be making these again.

Catriona2305's picture

So yummy! But I added 50g more flour to make them a bit more doughy and 100g of milk chocolate chips to make them even more chocolatey. I also put the. In the freezer to cool them down sot hey wouldn't melt so much when they were cooked - worked a treat

singingkoala's picture
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Makes lovely cookies. I used them as Christmas presents and they went down a storm! Would highly recommend this recipe.

I used a fan oven (on 170C) , however and I had to bake them for around 14 minutes instead of the suggested time of 8-10 minutes.
I also agree with previous comments - 150g of chocolate chips are enough.

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