Vintage chocolate chip cookies

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal121
  • fat6.3g
  • saturates3.8g
  • carbs14.7g
  • sugars9.5g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein1.3g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 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
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g plain chocolate chip or chunks


  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.

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Comments (159)

Jennibenni's picture

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

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

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

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

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

hazelmoreau's picture

My grandson said MMMM!!! 5 stars

hazelmoreau's picture

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

Lucy5's picture

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

firebladethumper's picture

I have made these now for the second time and cannot stress enough, how easy and spot on the recipe is.....thank you !!!,thank you!!! ,thank you!!!!!

uwinsc's picture

Great recipe, I made these with gluten free flour and they still turned out lovely. Didn't change the recipe at all.

shetlandgirl123's picture

This recipe was amazing! Me and some frowms made these for a Fairtrade bake sale we held yesterday and they were brilliant. They're so simple and they taste amazing we know because we made 7 batches (which, by the way, means over 140 cookies) Thanks so much for the recipe!

Julesmefy's picture

Amazing I have tried so many chocolate chip cookies but these are the best I love them. Thanks so much its so good.

bevwilson81's picture

This is the best cookie recipe I have tried. My cookies usually turn out really bad so I had given up on making them but I saw this recipe and decided to give it a go. It's so easy and quick, after the 1st batch I flattened them a bit more so they were less biscuity in the middle and more cookie like. I added walnuts alongside the dark chocolate chunks and they were really yummy. I left them in for 10-12 minutes depending on the size and I can't wait to use different ingredients, white chocolate, peanut butter, raisins, different nuts the sky is the limit.

ldiablas's picture

Fantastic no-fuss recipe. It's definitely now on my regulars lits.

saschlet's picture

I have to admit they look like the photo for once! I used xylitol instead of granulated and light clover instead of butter. Used broken up chocolate orange for chips and they were pretty good. Bit too cakey so will Cook longer or stretch flatter. Lime & coconut flavour next!

LinsayP's picture

This is the first ever thing I have baked and they were lovely. I used the big block of Dairy Milk for my choc chips. Was delicious.

vickychick1's picture

Wonderful recipe- 1st time I tried it last night and the cookies were perfect. I put pecans and chocolate chips in mine. Combination went very well. Husband loved them. Definitely recommend this recipe. I baked mine a little longer for about 15-18 mins - still soft in the middle but a bit more of a crunch to them.


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