chewy choc chip cookies

It took me AGES to get these right!! I'd almost given up adjusting here & tweaking there they were either too hard or too crumbly but then, one day-BOOM! They were exactly how I wanted them-crispy on the outside & chewy on the inside & VERY moreish.

You will need an extra addition to your baking cupboard however. Light brown soft sugar as I discovered is essential for getting that chewy texture!


Makes approximately 20 cookies at about 11p each


Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 5-10 minutes






125g caster sugar

100g light brown soft sugar

125g unsalted butter, softened

1 egg, beaten

225g self raising flour

100g chocolate chips

1tsp vanilla extract

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/Fan 160/Gas4

Line two baking trays with baking paper.

In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter & sugars then stir in the vanilla & beat in the egg lightly.

Sift in the flour & add the chocolate chips. Stir until combined.


Take walnut sized pieces of the dough, roll into balls & place on the baking tray making sure you allow enough room in between as they will spread out.

Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges.

Remove from the oven & leave on the tray for a few minutes to firm up then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Keep in an airtight container but I doubt they will last long....actually, hide them....& don't tell anyone where they are...!

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