Chewy cookies are the perfect autumn treat!

Chewy cookies are the perfect autumn treat!
Sweet Treats


There is nothing more satisfying then filling your kitchen with the sweet, sugary smell of chocolate chip cookies. These chocolate chip delights are a perfect treat that you can throw together in minutes.

This recipe is really simple and doesn’t have a lot of ingredients. In fact, you probably have most of them hiding in your kitchen press right now! Cookies are perfect to give as a gift or simply to have as a treat at the end of a long day.

One of the best parts about this recipe is you can freeze the dough and bake one or two cookies at a time whenever you’re feeling like a bit of chocolate goodness!


300g good quality milk or dark chocolate

170g real butter, melted

115g caster sugar

200g light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 full egg, and 1 egg yolk

310g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt


Preheat your oven to 160℃ Fan / 180℃ Electric / Gas Mark 3. Begin by lining a flat baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Melt your butter in a saucepan over a low heat until completely melted and lightly browned. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk together the melted butter and sieved caster sugar until fully combined. Sieve in the light brown sugar and mix well again. Add your vanilla extract to the mixture and stir in well.

The mixture should be quite dark in colour and smell incredible. In a separate bowl, whisk your egg and egg yolk together before pouring it in with the other ingredients. Whisk together with an electric mixer until completely combined with the sugar and butter. In another bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix your dry ingredients together before folding into the butter, sugar and egg batter. Do this slowly and with a wooden spoon to avoid flour lumps in your cookie dough. A delicious, sticky dough should now be forming in the bowl.

Chop your chocolate into small chocolate chip size pieces and fold into the dough making sure they’re spread evenly throughout. Roll your dough into a ball before tearing off pieces and roll them into 1-2 inch round balls. Place each one on your baking sheet, leaving space between them as they will spread out while they’re cooking.

Bake in your oven for around 12 minutes or until each cookie is light brown in colour. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes before biting into these chewy treats.