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How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, from double chocolate chip, to white chocolate chip.

These deliciously chewy cookies have the perfect crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside texture, and will be a great hit with everyone – I mean, who can say no to a cookie?

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a quick, easy recipe which doesn’t require chilling in the fridge, so is very convenient to make.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

ingredients for chocolate chip cookies

The ingredients required for chocolate chip cookies are typical cupboard staples and so hopefully most will be on hand. The possible exception might be the chocolate, well it usually is in our house as it doesn’t last very long! 

Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the exact measurements with the option to print out the recipe.

What Sugar Should I Use?

The ratio of brown sugar to white sugar can change the way your cookies turn out- more brown sugar leads to a more flavoursome cookie, but more white sugar means the cookies will spread more in the oven- this recipe uses a combination, to get the best of both, but feel free to experiment!

What Chocolate Should I Use?

Feel free to use chocolate chips for simplicity, but I used chocolate shards from a chocolate bar, as that is what I had in my cupboard.

1. Mixing The Ingredients

cookie dough in mixing bowl

Make the dough by creaming the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add in the vanilla essence and egg and mix again. Then, sieve in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. You can use your hands to combine everything together and turn it into a dough. 

2. Chopping The Chocolate

chopped up chocolate

If you are using a bar of chocolate rather than chocolate chips you will need to chop them up. Be particularly careful when chopping up the chocolate – you will need to use a sharp knife to cut through it. 

3. Turning It Into Cookie Dough

adding chocolate to dough

Once you’ve added the chopped chocolate, or the chocolate chips, if you are using them, use your hands to gently integrate them into the cookie dough until it is well spread throughout.

Try to resist the urge to eat the cookie dough right now – as tempting as it is! 

chocolate in cookie dough

4. Cookie Dough On A Baking Tray

adding cookie dough to baking tray

Add golf ball sized ‘dollops’ of cookie dough to a lined baking tray. Make sure you leave ample space between them to allow for spreading. You should get about 12 to 16 cookies from this mixture depending on how large you want the cookies to be. 

5. Cooking The Cookies

chewy chocolate cookies straight from the oven

The cookies will take about 15 minutes to cook, (180C/Gas mark 4), depending on how crunchy you like them. I prefer crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside and find 15 minutes to be the perfect length of time for this. They taste seriously good like this!

If you prefer them crunchier with less chew, leave them to cook for a little longer.

The best way to eat chocolate chip cookies is when they are still warm – the melted chocolate tastes amazing with the chewy sweet cookie dough. They still taste great when eaten once cooled, they just likely won’t last much longer beyond that!


I hope you enjoy this chocolate chip cookie recipe – let me know in the comments if you make it!

chocolate chip cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12-16 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These moreish cookies have the perfect crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside texture, and will be a great hit with everyone- who can say no to a cookie? This quick, easy recipe doesn't require chilling in the fridge, so is very convenient to make.


  • 240g plain flour
  • 175g butter (room temperature)
  • 100g soft light (or dark) brown sugar
  • 80g white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • large pinch salt
  • 1 bar cooking chocolate/2 bags chocolate chips (about 150-200g chocolate)


  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla essence and egg, and mix again until well combined.
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and add the pinch of salt, and fold into the mixture.
  5. On a chopping board, cut the chocolate into thin shards/chunks, and then, or if using chips, add into the mixture, and 'knead' briefly to incorporate the chocolate. You may want to set some aside to sprinkle over the finished cookies.
  6. Spoon the mixture into dollops on a lined cookie sheet/baking tray. I made fewer, larger cookies, so I used about 2 tbsps of mixture per cookie. (Remember they will spread).
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges, for a chewy centre, or a bit longer for a crunchier cookie.
  8. (Optional) Sprinkle the spare chocolate over the cookies, and place back in the hot oven (turned off). This will make the cookies look even more appetising!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

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Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Hi, Please can you tell me what temperature and time you'd recommend for doing these cookies in the air fryer. Thank you

Liana Green

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Hi Lisa - I would cook them at 180c (350F) - as for time, air fryers tend to differ sometimes in their speed with cooking but I would say aim for 5 minutes and check on them to see if they are as you like them - let me know how you get on!

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