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chocolate cookies on a wire cooling rack

Chocolate Cookies

This easy chocolate cookie recipe is a big family favourite. Chocolatey and soft within, they are super quick to make and absolutely delicious. A perfect treat for the children too.

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cookies, cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 225 kcal


  • 300 grams plain flour
  • 40 grams cocoa
  • 250 grams butter room temperature
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 150 grams chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C (150 Fan)/325 F/Gas Mark 3.

  2. Put 300 grams of plain flour, 50 grams of cocoa, 250 grams soft butter (cut into 2 cm cubes), 250 grams of sugar, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract and an egg into your large mixing bowl.

  3. If you are using the hand held whisk then start by mixing the butter and sugar together first, followed by the rest of ingredients (apart from the chocolate chips). This will stop the dry ingredients coming over the top of the mixing bowl.

    If you are using a free standing mixer then simply mix all ingredients together until well combined.

  4. Add 150 grams of chocolate chips and mix into the cookie dough with a wooden spoon.

  5. Bake for about 12 minutes.

  6. Leave on the baking tray for a few minutes before using a fish slice or wide bladed pallet knife to move them to a wire rack to completely cool.

  7. Apply To Chocoholic Face and watch out for crumbs on your moustache.

Recipe Notes

  • If you are using a hand held whisk and don't have an extra deep mixing bowl then start by mixing the butter and sugar together first, followed by the rest of ingredients (apart from the chocolate chips). This just helps the mixing process along without the mixture coming over the edge of the bowl which can happen with hand held whisks if not using a deep mixing bowl.
  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature so that it will mix easily into the ingredients.
  • Remember to line your tray with a silicone liner or baking paper so that the cookies don't stick to the liner.
  • Push a few extra baking chocolate chips into the cookies when fresh from the oven to up their good looks.
  • Store in an air tight container for up to a week.

All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 362IU7%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.