Vintage chocolate chip cookies

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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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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
    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

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.

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KawaiiCooking
15th Jul, 2016
5.05
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
Puxadoraz
12th Jul, 2016
5.05
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!
slhathome
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?
maxieb
15th Jun, 2016
I would like to make the cookie dough a chocolate flavour too.......how much coco powder should I add?
b226cmrWilts
27th May, 2016
3.8
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 difference........to 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 :-)
Henrietta Unicorn
27th May, 2016
5.05
My partner introduced me to this recipe and we've been making it for about a year now. They always come out perfect :) We usually use 100g white, 100g dark chocolate chips, but any colour works. Best hot and gooey out of the oven or cooled and dipped in a cup of tea. I'm making these again today!
Coolkets81
23rd May, 2016
3.8
The recipe is perfect the way it is written. Baked them with my daughter and she loved the whole experience of baking cookies except there were no shapes to punch into the dough... that's an opinion of a 3 yrs old!
h4ppyjules
21st Mar, 2016
Maybe it is just me, but I struggle to get this right. I make the cookies according to the recipe apart from reducing the sugar a little and increasing the flour (by the same amount) but they always seem to come out a bit dry and flat. Any ideas of how to resolve this?
juliet37
23rd Sep, 2016
Its ok to reduce the sugar but don't increase the flour - that should fix it!
Nattie29
3rd May, 2016
5.05
Hiya, I'm thinking maybe it's the increase of flour? If I were to reduce the sugar I wouldn't increase the flour I'd just leave it the way it is. In all honesty the recipe is okay the way it is. I made these today and they are not as sweet as I thought they would be. The amount of flour and salt balance out the sugar. Maybe try them again and do the recipe as it is, or reduce the sugar but don't increase the flour. Good luck.

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