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Learn how to make easy chocolate chip cookies from start to finish in under 30 minutes. Soft and squidgy, they'll go down a treat with kids and adults alike.

How to make basic cookies:

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line two baking sheets.
  2. Beat together 150g softened salted butter, 80g light brown muscovado sugar and 80g granulated sugar.
  3. Add 1 egg and 2 tsp vanilla extract and mix in.
  4. Sieve 225g plain flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt into the bowl. Mix in 200g plain chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon small scoops of the mixture onto the baking trays, spacing them well apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 mins. Leave on the tray for a couple of mins to set. Lift onto a cooling rack.
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See the full recipe for vintage chocolate chip cookies.

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