Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies

Seen as it’s December I couldn’t resist a christmassy twist but obviously feel free to use any plain old chocolate chunks (If you’re a Scrooge..).


This is my No.1 go to recipe and I’ve never had anything but compliments from these beauties- I’m actually pretty reluctant to share it after years of keeping it to myself (bar a few friends who got very lucky!) so you better appreciate it!



  • 125g Butter
  • 100g Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • 120g Caster Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • A Dash of Vanilla Extract
  • 230g Self-Raising Flour
  • 200g Chocolate


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan
  2. Cream the butter and sugars
  3. Add the egg and vanilla
  4. Add the flour (you can sift if you think it’s necessary but i don’t bother) and mix until combined
  5. 5. For the best chocolate chips break up a large bar into uneven pieces (or a few large bars!) and then incorporate into the dough- You want choc chips in every cookie
  6. Grease and line a baking tray
  7. We have a few options here- you can either roll the dough into a sausage shape and chill for 15 mins and then slice to make neat, identical cookies OR you could roll the mixture into  small balls OR (my choice) spoon a small amount of dough onto the baking parchment
  8. Bake for around 10 mins until lightly golden- they will still seem undercooked until they cool sightly! So don’t be tempted to overcook them because they will end up crispy like brandy snaps
  9. You will probably get at least 3 batches out of the dough-depending on how big yours are- so I usually prepare two baking sheets which I can alternate between as the cookies will need to sit for a while & cool (10 mins or so) before you move them.



As always please let me know if you bake these! I’d love to hear what you thought!

Tara xo