My Favourite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy to make chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Easy to make chewy chocolate chip cookies.

I know that the internet really doesn’t need another recipe for chocolate chip cookies; I am sharing this purely so that I have my recipe neatly written up, rather than having to follow my scribbled recipe on a scrap of paper as I had been doing up until now. Nevertheless, they are very good cookies and are definitely worth adding to your repertoire.

Easy to make chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Of course the ideal chocolate chip cookie is very subjective, do you prefer yours chewy, crisp or soft and cakey? I like chewy ones that are a bit crisp around the edges and soft in the middle; this recipe fits those requirements perfectly. They are very quick and easy to make and the dough can either be baked straight away, stored in the fridge for up to three days or portioned out, frozen and then baked from frozen as and when is needed.

Easy to make chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Easy to make chewy chocolate chip cookies.
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My Favourite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 20

Ingredients

  • 120 g (1/2 cup) softened butter
  • 110 g (1/2 cup + 2tbsp) light brown soft sugar
  • 100 g (scant 1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 215 g (1 + 3/4 cups) plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 100 g (3.5oz) dark chocolate, chopped into chunks (or use chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

  2. Cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt then fold it into the butter mixture. Finally mix in the chocolate. (If you want your cookies to have visible chocolate chips on top then reserve about 1/3 of the chocolate and add it to the tops of the cookie dough balls before you bake them).

  4. When the dough has come together, break off pieces and roll them into balls about the size of a golf ball. You should get about 20. Place the balls well spaced apart on the baking sheets. If the dough is too soft then you can place it in the fridge to firm up before portioning it out.

  5. At this point you can freeze the unbaked cookies if you like, they can be baked from frozen but will take a couple of minutes longer to cook.

  6. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until pale golden. Allow to cool on the trays for10 minutes then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. The unbaked dough can be stored in the fridge for up to three days if required.

Easy to make chewy chocolate chip cookies.

6 Comments on My Favourite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Jacqui Bellefontaine
    April 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Maybe the internet doesn’t need another choc chip cookie recipe…… on the other hand yours look so good I am very tempted to give them a try, so thank you for sharing anyway.

    Reply
  2. Danielle
    April 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm (3 weeks ago)

    These sounds great, I like my cookies the same way. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  3. Carmen
    April 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm (3 weeks ago)

    The internet ALWAYS needs another chocolate chip cookie recipe that is crunchy and chewy!

    Reply
  4. Kellie@foodtoglow
    April 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm (3 weeks ago)

    These are EXACTLY the way I like them. And do you know, I don’t actually have a proper fill-in chocolate chip cookie recipe. Tag, you’re it!

    Reply
  5. Kellie@foodtoglow
    April 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Lol, that should have been “full-on” rather than “fill-in”

    Reply

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