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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 30

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per cookie
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal121
fat6.3g
saturates3.8g
carbs14.7g
sugars9.5g
fibre0.5g
protein1.3g
low insalt0.2g
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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
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan170C/gas 5 and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.

  • STEP 2

    Put 150g softened salted butter, 80g light brown muscovado sugar and 80g granulated sugar into a bowl and beat until creamy.

  • STEP 3

    Beat in 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 large egg.

  • STEP 4

    Sift 225g plain flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt into the bowl and mix it in with a wooden spoon.

  • STEP 5

    Add 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks and stir well.

  • STEP 6

    Use a teaspoon to make small scoops of the mixture, spacing them well apart on the baking trays. This mixture should make about 30 cookies.

  • STEP 7

    Bake for 8–10 mins until they are light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre if you press them.

  • STEP 8

    Leave on the tray for a couple of mins to set and then lift onto a cooling rack.

RECIPE TIPS
FREEZING THE BISCUITS
If you’ve frozen the biscuits, take them out and arrange them on a lined baking sheet. Once defrosted, pop them in a medium oven 190C/170 fan/gas mark 5 and heat for 2-3 mins to crisp up. Don’t leave them too long or they’ll dry out.
STORING DOUGH
You can keep the uncooked dough in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Simply take some out, dollop on a lined baking tray and allow to come up to room temperature for 5 mins before baking.

Try these next-level, indulgent chocolate cookies from our sister title olivemagazine.com/chocolate-chip-cookies.

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Recipe from July 2012, July 2012

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