• 125g unsifted plain flour
  • 50g unsifted self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 112g unsalted butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 55g light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • 60g roughly chopped chocolate of choice


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  • STEP 2
    In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • STEP 3
    In another bowl, beat the butter, sugars and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the egg. Gradually mix in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate.
  • STEP 4
    Roll the dough into a sausage shape, about 5cm in diameter. Wrap it in cling film and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • STEP 5
    When you are ready to bake the cookies, cut the dough into 2cm thick slices and lay on a baking tray, spacing them wide apart (they will spread to about 10cm in diameter). Bake for 9-11 minutes.

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