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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aamena's picture
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Cookies are amazing... I took them to a house warming and everyone thought they were shop bought. I haven't tried the exact recipe above as I've made them into:
-Orange and Chocolate Chip (2 oranges zested and 100g chocolate chips)
-Banana and Chocolate Chip (100g banana chips and 100g chocolate chips)
Will be trying out 'Cranberry and White Chocolate' and 'Coconut and Lime' later today! Yum!

bellapenny83's picture
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Traditional cookies can be tricky to get right - but this recipe is great and totally foolproof. The cookies looked perfect and tasted delicious - and the raw dough is fab too! Would be great stirred into a bit of icecream for a DIY Ben and Jerry's cookie dough ice cream! Highly recommend this recipe.

boola222's picture
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These cookies are a massive hit with the family.. very easy to make and simply delicious!

boola222's picture
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These cookies are a massive hit with the family.. very easy to make and simply delicious!

nealeynoo's picture
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Delicious and extremely easy, added chopped nuts to the mixture on second batch, lovely.

divvy131's picture
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Made these with white chocolate. They tasted amazing, going to make them again for my family when they visit during Christmas. Very easy to make, and my son enjoyed helping me make them.

mrs dillon's picture
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Easy, very easy in fact.
Made them with my toddler and he loves the baking and eating. If you take them out at just the right time they are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside-perfect.
One thing tho!...next time i make them i will reduce the sugar a tad-they are rather sweet for my liking.

gunsnrosesxx's picture

these were AMAZING. it tried them yesterday. it was the first time i ever made cookies and they turned out perfect, both in taste and look! my sister has already been asking me when i'll be cooking them again, and i'm so proud she liked them:) we were having a family gathering that day and everyone loved them!!

jamesalewis's picture
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Really quick and easy recipe. I used strong bread flour because I'd run out of plain- gave a really great tasting cookie

fayfumbs's picture
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Really quick and easy to make.

mrjoffid's picture
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Another great recipe to make with children. Very straight forward, not too much in the way of technical skills needed (no more than cracking an egg), and they taste great. Didn't have the dark chocolate chips, but used a mixture of milk and white chocolate instead, which made them very sweet - fine for the children, but too much for me :)

Next time we might try substituting the vanilla for orange oil, and swap some of the flour for cocoa to make a double chocolate orange variety.

Great for afternoon tea.

kfurber's picture
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This recipe is absolutely brilliant. These cookies were so quick and easy to make and such a hit with young and old. I shall be making them again for a baby shower very soon as I know they will go down well. Thanks Good Food for another foolproof recipe!

bahadur_aditi's picture

I don't know what I did wrong but mine came out rather flat and greasy.... though they still tasted o.k. if you like that much of butter...any suggestions?

jobyhall's picture
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Great, simple and traditional cookies. My kids loved them and I am sure you can experiment with different ingredient or spices. I did mine with a mixture of white and milk chocolate chips.

angemcshane's picture
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Super recipe and very popular with children and husband :0) Definitely making again soon.

rachel_r's picture
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These are lovely! Much nicer and thicker than my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe. I chopped up a bar of chocolate instead of using chocolate chips. Will definitely be making these again.

dinah93's picture
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Not bad and very easy to do, dough a bit bland, added a bit of nutmeg to perk it up.

audsie's picture

Fab and easy recipe. We had no chocolate chips in the cupboard so broke up a bar of dark and milk chocolate. The recipe made loads of biscuits too and I had to bake them in batches. Will be using this one regularly now!

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