Easy chocolate chip cookies

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  • Makes: 20

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Child friendly
  • Make in advance

These chocolate chip cookies are made using a classic recipe that's so easy to follow you can easily make them with kids! You'll be everyone's favourite biscuit maker once they've tried your delicious easy chocolate chip cookies recipe. This simple recipe is perfect for beginners, making 20 small chocolate chip cookies in just 30 mins. This choc chip cookie recipe is perfect for making with kids or baking if you're short on time but have friends over for tea. Serve with a cuppa and watch these delicious cookies disappear in minutes. Plus, who doesn't love their home filled with the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! There's something so comforting about it and it's immediately welcoming - especially when you're expecting guests round for tea!

If you want to make extra chocolaty cookies we'd recommend using 200g of chocolate otherwise stick to 100g chocolate for a classic chocolate chip cookie


To make your chocolate chip cookies you will need:
  • 225g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 300g (2 cups) plain flour (sifted)
  • 200g (1 cup) of butter melted
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 100g-200g chocolate bar or chocolate chips (if you want to make them as chocolate chip biscuits)


  1. Add the sugar and melted butter in a bowl and mix together - a wooden spoon is fine, no need for a whisk.

  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt together and add to the sugar and butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips at this stage if you're making chocolate chip cookies.

  3. Mix together using your hand. Once you get a dough texture, add the egg and knead using your hand again.

  4. Spread some butter onto a baking tray. Take some of the dough, roll into ball then flatten a little. Keep them on the small side as they spread out during baking. Also, don't keep biscuits close to each other otherwise they will get stuck together.

  5. Place in the oven and bake at 160C, gas 3 for 10-20 mins. The bigger the cookies, the longer they'll take to cook. They're ready when the edges are a bit golden.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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