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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

LizzD's picture

This recipe is amazing. I used regular dark chocolate and they were amazing. Chewy and soft in the middle but crispy on the outside. I would definitely recommend these! Try to serve them when they're still warm, that's when they're the best! Thanks so much for this lovely recipe!

wills92's picture

Great recipe - used dark chocolate and they were absolutely delicious! Can probably see myself making these for years to come.

allielovetocook's picture
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Great recipe for a really good chocolate chip cookie .. I didn't have any dark chocolate in the house for the required cookies to satisfy my teenager's wish to take "something" into school to share with her maths class tomorrow, so I used good quality white chocolate instead. I made a few into white chocolate and raspberry ones for home research purposes, and those were utterly delicious .. just hope the ones with just the chocolate in go down as well with her classmates!

SopsyMopsy's picture

Really great make them all the time. Love putting peanut butter in them!!!

goldie54's picture
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The recipe is spot on! Will definitely make them again but may use raisins instead of the chocolate and maybe some nuts or a mixture of both. The possibilities are endless!

lisasearle's picture
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These have now become a firm favourite in our house. I made them for my kids lunch boxes and they went down very well. I used milk chocolate chips and they are delicious with a lovely vanilla flavour.

ameliajane99's picture

Really yummy! I used self raising flour and cut out the bicarb and they were fab. Just remember to have the patience to wait before you put the cookies on the cooling rack, I didn't and unfortunately had loads of bits that I simply couldn't serve, and so had to eat. It's a hard life :)

katehbs's picture

These are really yummy - I've made them with all milk choc chips, a mixture of white and plain and also sultanas. I usually reduce the salt as I have a little boy, but still brilliant.

jule955's picture

They're amazing. I usually use black and milk chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips, and add 200g of chopped hazelnuts and pecan nuts. They go so fast that I always make a double batch!!!

julia181's picture
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These are so quick and easy to make and they taste absolutely amazing. Best recipe I've used.

snoopy1380's picture

I'm normally a disaster zone when it comes to biscuits so was amazed that these turned out perfectly! I used milk chocolate rather than plain as I prefer it and it worked great. Based on other reviews, I left them in about 5 mins longer than recipe stated and as a result, they were crunchier than perhaps they ought to have been, more biscuit than cookie so I might try sticking to exact timing next time, not that it impaired the flavour at all. Now I know the basic recipe works, I'm looking forward to trying other ingredients as others have suggested.

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