These easy chocolate chip cookies are simply scrumptious and take just 10 minutes to prepare.
You can’t go wrong with this fuss-free recipe for chocolate chip cookies. We love to eat them warm, straight from the oven but they’re also delicious when cooled and dunked in a perfect cuppa. For a gooey, chewy finish, don’t cook them for too long – but, if you prefer them crisp and crunch keep them baking until the maximum time outlined in our method. You can use any kind of chocolate you’d prefer but bear in mind that milk and dark chocolate tend to work better, as white chocolate contains more sugar and can burn more easily.
- 225g (1 cup) caster sugar
- 300g (2 cups) plain flour (sifted)
- 200g (1 cup) of butter melted
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1tsp of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 100g-200g chocolate or chocolate chips
Add the sugar and melted butter in a bowl and mix together – a wooden spoon is fine, no need for a whisk.
Sift the flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt together and add to the sugar and butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips at this stage if you’re making chocolate chip cookies.
Mix together using your hand. Once you get a dough texture, add the egg and knead using your hand again.
Spread some butter onto a baking tray. Take some of the dough, roll into ball then flatten a little. Keep them on the small side as they spread out during baking. Also, don’t keep biscuits close to each other otherwise they will get stuck together.
Place in the oven and bake at 160C, gas 3 for 10-20 mins. The bigger the cookies, the longer they’ll take to cook. They’re ready when the edges are a bit golden.
Top tips for making these easy chocolate chip cookies
We’d recommend swapping caster sugar for brown sugar - as it contains molasses, which will add even more moisture to your cookies making them extra soft and chewy.
If you want to make extra chocolaty cookies we'd recommend using 200g of chocolate otherwise stick to 100g chocolate for a classic chocolate chip cookie.
For fail-safe baking, read our cooking the perfect cookies.