Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that originated in the United States and features chocolate chips or chocolate morsels as its distinguishing ingredient.


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 200g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g chocolate chips or chocolate drops


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg.
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix together.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips or drops.
  6. Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto baking trays, making sure they are well spaced apart.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. For example, you could try using different types of chocolate, such as milk or white chocolate, or you could add in some chopped nuts or dried fruit. You could also experiment with different flavoured extracts, such as almond or peppermint.

What other food it works well with

Chocolate chip cookies can be enjoyed on their own or with a glass of cold milk. They also go well with a cup of coffee or tea.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making chocolate chip cookies is to not leave enough space between the cookies on the baking tray. This can cause them to spread too much and become thin and crispy. Another mistake is to over-bake the cookies, which will make them hard and dry.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is for 12 cookies. Each cookie contains approximately:

  • 150 calories
  • 7.5g of fat
  • 19.5g of carbohydrates
  • 1.5g of protein


This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Gluten

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