Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 140g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 60g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 125g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g plain chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4, 10 minutes prior to baking.
Using 15g of the butter, lightly butter 3-4 large baking sheets.
Blend both sugars and the remaining butter in a food processor until smooth.
Add the egg and vanilla essence to the mixture and blend. Then place this mixture into a large bowl.
Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda together and mix into the creamed mixture.
Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a teaspoon place heaped spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets, spaced well apart and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.
Leave to cool and transfer to a wire rack.
Best eaten when just cooked but can be stored for a few days.
Makes approximately 30 cookies