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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Norma. mackey
8th Mar, 2016
Very easy to make - my 10 and 7 year old made a batch of these tonight with just the tiniest bit of background supervision!
8th Mar, 2016
Delicious! My partner is lactose intolerant so substituted the butter with Bertolli olive oil spread, and only had caster sugar so used that instead of the light brown and granulated mix. I had 3 small bars of Bournville chocolate which I roughly chopped and added 10 diced Maraschino cherries (well drained) and the result, when baked for just 8 minutes, was perfectly gooey in the middle & utterly scrumptious! Thank you Valerie for a fab recipe that I'll definitely bake again x
5th Mar, 2016
Good, but I prefer them with less chocolate chips, and next time I'll put a little less flour and avoid using the fan-oven, so they spread out better.
5th Mar, 2016
Just made these, my husband said they were the best ever! I will never bake another chocolate chip cookie but these.
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31st Jan, 2016
Just made these, my boys love them, will be making them again for sure xx
Angel Baking Queen
27th Jan, 2016
Made these this afternoon basically because I fancied a cookie! I read all the comments below and I really can't follow why people seem to mess around with the recipe so much. Yes they are sweet - they are a cookie! Delicious and would definitely make again. Easy and quick
20th Jan, 2016
Made these this morning, fully approved by my husband, grandchildren here later so watch this space. I changed the salted butter for unsalted and used 40gm castor sugar and 120 gm of soft brown and a extra egg yolk. For a easy bake cookie this one is great no chilling for twelve hours, just make and bake and eat Awesome
19th Jan, 2016
Would lower Sugar and add small egg..Mixture was dryish ,but still turned out ok ,if a bit sweeter than I liked .Family scoffed them though..
17th Jan, 2016
So quick to whip up! Halved the recipe and had 15 decent sized cookies. Very tasty. Will definitely be making these again :)
15th Jan, 2016
These are Amazing! Very simple and tasty - will definitely make again!


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