Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

This simple recipe is a great way to introduce children to cooking and they’ll love the end result!


Serves: 30

Ready in: 22 mins

Prep time: 10-15 mins plus 15 mins in fridge

Cooking time: 10-12 mins



  • 150g softened unsalted butter
  • 150g  white caster cane sugar
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 100g  dark or milk cooking chocolate chips




  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5 and wash your hands.
  2. Cover two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  3. Mix together the butter and sugar, then beat in the egg yolk.
  4. Gradually add in the flour using your hands, kneading in well. The mixture will be quite crumbly at first but keep going and it will become smooth. Once it has become smooth, add the chocolate drops and mix well to ensure even distribution.
  5. Roll the dough into 2 ‘sausages’ approx 5cm in diameter. Cover in cling film and place in fridge for 15 mins to chill whilst you wash up.
  6. Remove from fridge, take cling film off and cut slices off the dough ‘sausage’ approx 1cm thickness for nice chyunky cookies.
  7. Lay the dough onto the grease proof paper allowing enough room in between as they will spread.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  9. Allow to cool for about 5 mins then transfer them onto a cooling tray.



By dividing the dough into ‘sausages’, cookies can be cut off and cooked as and when required as the dough will keep in the fridge for up to a week.


Why not try….

Adapt the recipe to include whatever you have in your store cupboard like raisins, hazelnuts or even Smarties.


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