Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 25-30 cookies


  • 150g salted butter
  • 80g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips or regular chocolate chopped into chunks (white/milk/dark)

HELPFUL TIP: If you don’t have any eggs, or you want to make a half batch and can’t measure half an egg, use this helpful guide:


  • Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas 5
  • Combine the butter and both sugars in a bowl and mix until creamy
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and egg
  • Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt
  • Add the chocolate and stir well
  • Using a spoon, roll the mixture into walnut sized pieces and place on a baking tray, making sure they are at least a few centimetres apart (using a regular 30cm baking tray, I would place no more than 6 on each tray).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are starting to brown but still squidgy in the middle.
  • They will come out the oven a lot squidgier than you expect but will settle once they start to cool.
  • When they have cooled for 3-5mins, transfer them to a cooling rack (or a plate if you want to eat them warm!)