Next level cookies 4 ways

Indulge your inner cookie monster with four variations on a basic biscuit recipe – add chocolate, pretzels, pumpkin seeds or peanut butter and jammy dodgers! 

Take biscuits to a new level with four cookies made from one basic recipe:

Base cookie dough 

  • Put 120g softened butter in a bowl and add 75g light brown sugar and 75g golden caster sugar. Beat well with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy, as shown by our video on how to cream butter and sugar.  
  • Add 1 medium egg and mix again until smooth then add 1 tsp vanilla extract, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and 180g plain flour.
  • Stir until smooth then mix in your choice of flavourings: 

Triple choc

  • 50g dark chocolate chunks
  • 50g milk chocolate chunks 
  • 50g white chocolate chunks

White chocolate & pretzel

  • 100g white chocolate chunks
  • 50g pretzels
  • pinch sea salt


  • 2 tbsp peanut butter 
  • 40g chopped peanuts
  • 60g mini jammy dodgers, chopped

Chocolate & pumpkin seed

  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150g dark chocolate chunks
  • 50g toasted pumpkin seeds

Bake the cookies

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
  • Once you've mixed through your flavourings put heaped teaspoonfuls of the dough onto your prepared baking sheets, leaving space for them to spread, then bake for 10 mins.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. 

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Helen Fichtel's picture
Helen Fichtel
6th Feb, 2020
How many does this make?
9th Mar, 2018
30th Dec, 2017
God awful cookies. Someone’s written the recipe wrong and it calls for 1/2 TABLESPOON when it should be 1/2 TEASPOON. I noticed too late and made the cookies, tasted them and it was HORRIBLE.
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