Best chocolate chip cookies

These are a firm favourite with my family and friends – they really are the best cookie recipe!
You can easily double up the quantities and freeze half of the dough for another day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, sweet
Cuisine dessert, sweet, Vegetarian
Servings 12 cookies


  • 115 g butter softened and cubed
  • 100 g white sugar
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp hand hot water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 210 g plain flour
  • 170 g chocolate chips


  • Heat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Put the butter and sugars in a large bowl and cream (mix until combined and fluffy)
  • Beat in the egg into the sugar and butter mixture
  • In a small bowl, dissolve the baking powder in the hand hot water
  • Add the dissolved baking powder and the salt to the mixture
  • Stir in the flour and the chocolate chips
  • Drop 12 spoonfuls of the mixture onto your prepared tray – make sure they are spaced out
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • For chewy cookies allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to the cooling rack (for a crisper texture, transfer straight away)
Keyword baking, dessert, snackideas
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