Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Serves 1 - 30 Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies with minimal mess or washing up

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  • 150g Butter - softened
  • 120g light brown soft sugar
  • 30g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g plain choc chips
  • 100g milk choc chips


    1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a flat baking sheet with grease proof paper.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together and then mix in the egg and essence.
    3. mix in half the flour and then the choc chips. Stir until the chocolate is mixed nicely and evenly through the mixture.
    4. Add in the remaining flour and baking powder until the mixture consumes all the dry ingredients.
    5. You can then either put dessert spoon dollops onto the baking tray and bake for 12 mins or until just browning. OR you can squash into a thin square shape on clingfilm and place in the fridge for an hour.
    6. Remove the dough from the fridge and cut into approx 30 peices. Roll these into balls and put onto the baking tray and into the oven for 7 mins.
    7. After 7 mins take out of the oven and press down each ball with the back of a spoon in the middle until slightly spread. Return to the oven for another 7 mins or until browned.
    8. Remove from oven and cool on a wire wrack- or eat warm!!

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Comments (25)

imabadpixie's picture

Hi Andrea - i wouldnt suggest this for a giant cookie. Giant cookies tend to be best if they are a slightly softer bake cookie... try something based on Lauren's Millies Cookie (google it) instead. I have said it before and will say it again, these are not supposed to be like american cookies! They are biscuity cookies. For soft bake see the recipe suggested above!

carly_face's picture

I am very much a beginner baker, I tried these cookies today and they were fab! Very easy recipe and delicious cookies at the end of it, despite using gluten-free flour (which I had been told made things dry, but not these!). Thanks for the recipe, I intend to make them again next weekend to take into work for my colleagues!

andrea75's picture

Hi, could I use this recipe to make 1 giant cookie?? My son would like a giant cookie for his birthday and I was thinking to make it in a pizza pan. Thanks

wishingforgoodluck's picture

I didn't like this recipe. I am from "land of the chocolate chip cookie" - North America, and I was really disappointed with this recipe. It's very dry and tasteless. When I was mixing up all the ingredients, I also thought it looked / felt really dry, but I thought it would all come good when I baked the cookies...sadly not. It was not a good use of ingredients unfortunately! I would not make these again, and am not quite sure what to do with all these tasteless biscuits now!
* I must add, I followed the recipe exactly - weighed and measured everything, so there were no mistakes on my part.

shaz-21's picture

Serioulsy nice recipe! I might try adding the splash of milk as Andy has suggested - I experimented with the size/shape of the cookies. First batch I made were small and thick, which turned out wonderfully. The second batch were large and thin, which turned out a bit more like biscuits than cookies, almost like chocolate chip shortbread, but still tasted amazing. All in all, a massive 5 stars :D

danim9's picture

I can't believe how many people think this is such a good recipe. This is the worst cookie recipe i have ever used,the quantities seem all wrong and the outcome is not anything like a biscuit,far too dense for my liking.

suicidesquidy's picture

Well i got the munchies and decided i wanted some cookies and happened to come across your recipe, may i say not only was it quick and easy to follow but they turned out scumdiddlyumchuss a big thumbs up from me :)

imabadpixie's picture

wow Marsha, it's not rocket science as to when to include the baking powder! I have amended but think 1 star is a bit unfair really!!!

d105043's picture

Ideal recipe to do with small children. We added a dash of milk at the end of mixing which I'm glad we did as I think it they'd have been a little bit to dry without. These make a nice alternative to cookies.

hellomarsha's picture

This recipe lists Baking Powder as an ingredient and then forgets to include it in the instructions. No wonder some people turned out with very dense biscuits! Please revise. Thank you.

imabadpixie's picture

Hi Carol

Its been ages since i last made these.. As far as i remember they are at their best for the first 3 - 4 days although i suppose it depends how you store them. I havent tried it but i should think it would be OK to freeze the dough.

Hope that helps :) x

sweely2's picture

How well do they keep?

moragst's picture

Made these with my children, very easy, tasted very good!

lucie84's picture

I ran out of plain flour so added a mixture of SF and Coco powder...seemed to work a treat. (You just have to push them down half way through cooking so they don't rise too much) :-)

jfkar1's picture

I forgot to add the baking powder and still they were great! I used all dark chocolate chunks and chips, too.

jemma900's picture

i made these for me and my mum and she said they were the best that i've ever made! definitely the best recipe i've foound so far!!

tigerdevil's picture

Only one problem with this recipie... The cookies were so delicious my husband ate the lot in two sittings, the pig! Absolutely fabulous. :)

hazyday72's picture

Forgot to mention I used clover instead of butter. Tasted great 1/2 the fat

hazyday72's picture

Yummy Scrummy!
Just the job!
We added 200g of dark chocolate chips instead of 100g of milk / 100g plain
Will be making these again?

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