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
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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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JHKLLZHARH's picture
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I think these are great I did only use 30grams of granulated sugar and the rest light brown sugar

ChileGuajillo's picture
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Brilliant recipe! Easy enough for a 7yr old to make on their own. Will cut back the sugar, as like the previous comments, they were just a bit too sweet!

nataliahj's picture
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This cookies are AMAZING. Love them! :)

Annicam's picture

These are lovely but needed more than 8-10 minutes in the oven. I also think they're a tad too sweet (and I have a sweet tooth!) so I'd recommend using less sugar if you want to be able to eat more than one. Otherwise it's a pretty good recipe, simple and easy to follow.

rachel_r's picture
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Lovely! They did turn out quite cake-like and not crunchy at all, but still very nice. I ran out of vanilla extract after 1 tsp so used 1 tsp of almond extract as well, which give them a nice flavour with only a hint of almond.

zaa1323's picture
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Foolproof recipe - yummy cookies everybody loves, every time! I don't bother buying chocolate chips/chunks as it's cheaper to just buy a bar of chocolate and break it up into chunks yourself (although messier!). I find smallish balls work best to keep the cookies soft inside and crunchy outside, and flattening them slightly gives even sized cookies.

Sophie May Joan's picture

These are amazing. So easy to make!!! I added some chopped up pieces of "finger of fudge" into the mix with the chocolate chips, gives them a caramely flavour and silkiness!!! Yum, I will be making these again. Great recipe!!!

katies286's picture
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These cookies came out lovely, very easy to make and they have a lovely gooey middle! I cut up a bar of Green & Blacks orange chocolate for the chocolate chunks and these work very well.

waraporn02's picture

Thank you for the good recipe. This is easy to make. I add more nut and reduce both of sugar. I also baked a bit longer to get crispy outside but inside still soft. Love it

Jennibenni's picture
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Very easy to make yummy cookies. I didn't have vanilla extract so used almond extract instead and that worked really well.

aniayka's picture
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Amazing recipe, the cookies are soft inside and crispy outside. Quick to make and delicious.

vcsdunne's picture

I made these using an electric mixer, so need for beating by hand. I also rolled the mixture into small balls by hand, and flattened them slightly,, which made neat little cookies. An excellent recipe.

stelaholder's picture
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Very good recipe. Easy to make. Next time will add some chopped nuts

josiegrossy's picture

These are delish, used self raising flour and no Bicarb.
Made 37.
My only problem is that I cannot beat by hand with a wooden spoon (rheumatoid arthritis)so was really difficult and time consuming , any ideas greatfully recieved

taramc_a's picture
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This cookies are simple and delicious! I have tried making cookies so many times and none of my own recipes have worked, but this recipe is great and all of my friends are now asking for it. I will definitely be making more of these cookies in the future!

littlelibby's picture
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I've made these plenty of times now and everyone always LOVES them! Easy and delicious.

hazelmoreau's picture
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My grandson said MMMM!!! 5 stars

hazelmoreau's picture
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Beginning really easy. Easy ingredients. Dough tastes very good. They're in the oven at the moment.

Lucy5's picture
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Great recipe, very easy to do and cookies are delicious will definitely bake these again. I made half the batch using chocolate orange and cut the chocolate into chunks baked these for 10mins which were slightly overcooked. The other half I made using dairy milk and baked these for 8mins which turned out perfectly

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