Choc Chip Cookies


Ah the humble choc chip cookie. So popular, yet often done so badly. This recipe I use is the best one I have found – the high ratio of brown sugar ensures the cookies are chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside.

But beware these cookies like to spread when they bake! The first time I made it everything morphed into 1 UBER COOKIE which was wonderful and all, but not a great idea for portion control. To avoid uber-cookie problems, I suggest spooning 5 tablespoon size balls onto each baking sheet.

Choc Chip Cookies
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Serves: 20
  • 140g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 250g chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Add choc chips, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Beat on low speed until just combined (don't overwork the mixture or it can become tough).
  4. Dollop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto lined baking trays. I usually put 5 cookies on each of my 4 trays as these babies spread.
  5. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, around 12-14 minutes.


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  1. Nada says

    I’ve never made anything sweet before – am gonna make these cookies at the weekend as they sound not too complicated and look AMAZING and I have a newly discovered sweet tooth (was a savoury monster for the past 31 years, what is going on??!!!)

    I’ll let you know how it goes – my man is very happy about the impending cookiethon ;)

    and if it goes well… who knows, might actually do some PROPER baking at some point!

    • Swah says

      I am so happy to hear about your newly acquired sweet tooth! Good luck and let me know how it goes.
      Maybe one day I’ll turn you into a baking domestic goddess ala Nigella! ;)


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