Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Learn how to make this classic easy chocolate chip cookie recipe and enjoy them still warm from the oven.

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BBC Good Food


  • 120g butter, softened
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g dark chocolate, cut into chunks

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4
  2. Line two baking sheets with baking paper
  3. Cream the butter and sugars together until very light and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Once combined, stir in the flour, bicarb, chocolate and ¼ tsp salt.
  5. Scoop 10 large tbsps of the mixture onto the trays, leaving enough space between each to allow for spreading.
  6. Bake for 10-12 mins or until firm at the edges but still soft in the middle – they will harden a little as they cool.
  7. Leave to cool on the tray for a few mins before eating warm, or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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