These soft chewy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect snack with a hot drink. They make a delicious chocolate treat that never lasts long! In fact, they're the perfect snack time cookie.
Who doesn't have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies? The ones that are still a bit squidgy inside with huge chocolate chips. I've tried to recreate then at home before but they haven't been up to scratch. However, with this recipe I struck lucky.
The first time I made these cookies (about 7 years ago!) I put them too close together and made huge monster-sized cookies that expanded so much that they joined together to make one big cookie on the baking tray. They were almost big enough to slice like a pizza. Almost. There were only two of us back then and they only lasted 2 days!
Luckily, we loved these soft chewy cookies so much that there's been quite a bit of experimenting since then. Now, I make sure they have plenty of space on the baking tray and I make much smaller cookies. They're smaller but just as deliciously good! If you love those soft chewy American style cookies then these are the cookies for you!
What ingredients do you need?
For these American style chocolate chip cookies I use plain flour with a little salt and bicarbonate of soda, soft brown sugar and caster sugar, butter, an egg and chocolate chips.
Are they easy to make?
They are super easy to make and my children often help to make them. You basically just mix everything together in a large mixing bowl, starting with the butter and sugar, then adding the egg, flour, vanilla and chocolate chips.
I can make them in less than 15 minutes although it does take longer if the children are helping!
So do you need any special equipment?
No, the only things you need are a large mixing bowl, wooden spoon, scales and baking trays covered in non stick baking paper.
Could you adapt these chocolate chip cookies?
I think these cookies are the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. However, as good as they are, it's sometimes good to mix things up a bit. I normally use milk chocolate for these cookies but there's no reason not to use dark, white or a mixture of different chocolate chips.
You could also replace the chocolate chips with chocolate sweets such as smarties or m&ms. Or how about fudge or butterscotch pieces? Our current favourite addition is mini marshmallows!
If you're more of a fruit and nut fan then why not add some chopped nuts or dried fruit? You could add these in addition to the chocolate or replace it completely.
How to store these cookies
It's best to store these cookies in an airtight container. I store them at room temperature but you can keep them in the fridge too. It's best to eat them within three days but we find they rarely last longer than 48 hours!
They are quite chewy when they are fresh and they will go a little harder the longer they are kept but they are still delicious.
Recipe for Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 175 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 110 g butter
- 100 g caster sugar
- 75 g soft brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg beaten
- 120 g chocolate
Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
In another bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the egg and mix in thoroughly.
Add the flour in about three batches to the bowl with the sugar mixture. Each time mix in thoroughly.
Chop the chocolate into chips and then stir into the cookie mixture.
- Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Spoon the mixture onto the tray with enough space for each cookie to expand.
Bake in the oven at about 180C for about 12 minutes
Nutritional Information is approximate and a guideline only.
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