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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2nd Oct, 2016
Best cookies. There were gone the same withing hours of cooking. Taste so nice and so easy to make (especially for someone like me who isn't great at baking).
25th Sep, 2016
Far too sweet for my liking, dough was very sticky, followed the recipe exactly and found them a bit greasy! Would cut down the sugar and butter next time.
23rd Sep, 2016
Love this recipe! I didn't have any light brown muscavado so used dark and they were yummy! Made them with my little star baker who is 5 and he gives them a huge thumbs up, too! Thank you BBC good food!
20th Sep, 2016
best proportions ever, i always use the recipe but the cooking time definitely needs to be longer!! around 15 minutes in my case
5th Sep, 2016
Just made these today for first time, wasn't sure about the dough at first (seemed quite sticky). But they turned out great, got the seal of approval from the hubby and the kids. Will definitely be making these again.
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15th Jul, 2016
A few months ago I realised each time I make cookies I used a different recipes. But nowI choose one recipe, and it's this one. They turn out about 3 times as big as when you place them in the oven, so make them small! I enjoyed making these and I'm about to make this now. Can't wait! Enjoy xxx
12th Jul, 2016
Love this recipe! Made it a couple of times and it just doesn't fail to delight! You can easily shave off the sugar without affecting the taste, i doubled the recipe and instead of using 160g of the brown and white sugar, i used 150g, still rather sweet, so i will def be reducing more the next time i use this recipe. Baking time for me was 13 mins, cookies still has a soft middle after it cools, so bake a test batch before determining the bake times. Will be adding in a dash of cocoa powder next time just to amp up the chocolatey flavour!
26th Jun, 2016
I followed the recipe exactly and cooked in a fan for 10 mins and they were still quite gooey if a little greasy. Are they supposed to be like this?
15th Jun, 2016
I would like to make the cookie dough a chocolate flavour much coco powder should I add?
27th May, 2016
V. nice........i was used a bit more egg until the cookie dough was a bit wetter.....and also i used Cadburys chocolate which really made a bake i rolled into balls then squashed down into cookie shapes and they came out lovely..............Although i didn't get a gooey middle i think that was due to cooking them for to long.....YUM YUM :-)


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