Pret cookie recipe

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Inspired by the classic Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Pret has released a dark chocolate chunk cookie recipe to fill our cravings at home.

pret chocolate chunk cookie recipe
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories391 Kcal20%
Sugar40.7 g45%
Fat16.2 g23%
Saturated Fat9.8 g49%
Salt0.59 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein3.8 g8%
Carbohydrates57.1 g22%
Salt0.59 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Pret's Chocolate Chunk Cookie is an absolute classic, and this dark chocolate version is perfect for making at home.

If you're a big fan of Pret cookies, you'll be delighted with this recipe, straight from the sandwich chain themselves. Once you've mastered this recipe, you can try it using milk chocolate instead, or go for white chocolate, chopped pecans or chunks of caramel. They're just as good as the versions you can get in store - and only a little bit more effort. It's the perfect option for work-at-homers who are missing their usual lunchtime hit. This recipe makes 8, so you'll even have some to share with at home 'colleagues' or family.


  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 85g light brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 190g self-raising flour
  • 3g salt
  • 120g large dark chocolate buttons




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave, until just melted (but not hot).
  2. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the caster and brown sugars until well combined. Add the egg and beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so. Don’t overbeat as this will result in a firm dough.
  3. Add the flour and salt. Mix until a smooth dough forms – again, be careful not to over mix.
  4. Add the chocolate buttons to the dough and combine with your hands. For a good distribution of chocolate, don’t be afraid to break up some of the buttons into pieces or chop them slightly beforehand.
  5. Scoop out 8 balls of dough and place on a non-stick or lined baking tray. Make sure there is plenty space between them as the dough will spread out in the oven. Press them down lightly with your palm to flatten them out a little and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies look puffed up and golden.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the pan for around 30 minutes as they will settle and sink into a dense buttery cookie.

Top tip for making Pret cookies

These cookies are best enjoyed still a little warm from the oven (or place in an airtight container and eat within 3 days).

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Grace Walsh
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Grace Walsh is a Features Writer for, covering breaking news health stories during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as lifestyle and entertainment topics.  She has worked in media since graduating from the University of Warwick in 2019 with a degree in Classical Civilisation and a year spent abroad in Italy. It was here that Grace caught the bug for journalism, after becoming involved in the university’s student newspaper and radio station.