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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nafiso11's picture

it took 27 minutes 4 me

jojocook03's picture

These were surprisingly good. I've tried other cookie recipes and always been disappointed but these tasted great and were lovely and chewy. I agree with previous comment they didn't spread out as much as I thought so the next batch I squashed flat a bit. I only used about 150g chocolate drops and that was enough.

kgt553's picture

Amazing! A bit too good really, I ate six and made myself feel sick (in a good way)!

They do spread quite a lot so make sure you space them out on the baking tray. They might not seem cooked when you take them out, but they'll cool and be cooked but squidgy :D

NattyCaramel's picture

These are absolutley great! They are amazing, and I love also how they are such a rough, rocky shape!!!

ambr's picture

Found the dough ended up very firm and so benefited from being flattened out a bit on the tray. Cooked in two batches to see how it went. The first batch were placed as blobs of dough and they did not spread as much as they should and so ended up a bit out of proportion - too high in middle and not very wide. Easy to over cook them. Next batch much better (looked more like a cookie and had only 8 mins). Only used 150g of chocolate (broken up bar not chips) and so would not get as many cookies as the recipe but only got 23. Even with 200g not sure how one would get 30 cookies. Reckon chocolate chips would give better mix of chocolate in the dough.

faypeacock's picture

These are very easy to do. They look great and have a nice texture but I think the bicarbonate of soda gives them a strange metallic taste. I won't bother making these again. My advice: either spend some time and make proper American cookies a la Joy the Baker or if you really need quick and easy but not quite proper American cookies, use the 'Quick Cookies' reader recipe on here.

amaily's picture
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i have no idea what went wrong i followed the recipe to the letter but theyre more like flat cakes than cookies they taste great but wasnt exactly what i was expecting.

Joe Crabtree's picture
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What a Brilliant Recipe, but instead of making 30 little ones, made 12 HUGE ones! Really great recipe + my parents liked them Will DEFINITELY be making these again :D

elliehackett's picture

Good, but not as good ass most of the other cookie recipes I've tried

katievwood's picture
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Very yummy

asmelly's picture
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Just Fabulous! Gorgeous straight out of the oven but wonderfully....gooey(!) even when cool. A real American style, soft-bake Cookie. Great Recipe!

jmcguire's picture
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Really delicious. I put them in the fridge for 10 mins before baking as well, stops them spreading out too much. Also only used about 100g of choc chips which seemed plenty :) Will be my go to recipe for cookies now.

katievwood's picture
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Agree about the amount of chic chips. I used 150g which was more than enough.

pop-queen's picture

Simple, easy and quick to make. I enjoyed making these cookies...very easy to whip something up really fast.

katdixon2012's picture

This is a great, quick and easy recipe. I switched the vanilla for almond essence and added some nutmeg. So tasty!

andreastark73's picture

Lovely cookies!

samanthaecclestone's picture
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I made these for my birthday and took them in for my work collgues.
They went within minutes and everybody loved them.
They are amaxing, soft, chocolatey and lovely.
Love them

woobytuesday's picture
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These are the best biscuits I've ever made. I didn't have granulated sugar so I made up the whole sugar amount with light muscovado and it gave them such a lovely caramel flavour. Stirred some chopped coconut chocolate into the dough at the end and they were amazing. Might try making the dough chocolatey with some Green & Blacks cocoa powder next time.

slaurentino's picture
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Delicious and easy to bake. The perfect treat to take to work or to eat at the theater (don't tell anyone).

borumha2's picture
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Delicious! So easy to make and perfect for little helpers. Amount baked differed slightly from that in recipe as we had to taste test the cookie dough lots before we baked. Very handy to have in the fridge. Will be doing on a regular basis.

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