Fancy some chocolate chip cookies that are soft, chewy and easy to make, even with a toddler in tow? Then this recipe is for you.
Ingredients (makes approx. 15 medium sized cookies)
- 125g butter, softened
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 125g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 100g dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Cream together the butter and sugars, before adding in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Sift in the flour and salt, then the chocolate chips. Mix together the mixture to form a cookie dough – I ended up using my hands for this part.
- Roll into balls about the size of a golf ball. You could also roll out the dough and use cookie cutters!
- Place on grease proof paper and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- The longer you bake them the more crisp they will be. When they come out of the oven they will look raw, this is ok!
- Leave them to harden for around 5 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack.
Once cooled, the cookies have that delicious soft and chewy texture. They were a huge hit with Harry (22 months) who loved helping me make them! They also didn’t take long to make which helps when you have an impatient toddler who doesn’t quite understand the baking process!
I chose to make the traditional ‘cookie shape’ this time. But when I’ve made these previously we have used cookie cutters and the dough works perfectly with either method.
You could also add in different combinations to the mixture; white chocolate chips, raspberries, Smarties, hazelnuts or pistachios would all work well.
In total these took less than 20 minutes to make and tasted so good. Helping out kept Harry happy so all in all it was a winner!