Mum's chocolate chip cookies

    23 min

    This chocolate chip cookie recipe makes a small batch - perfect when you want just a few. You can treble the recipe and use a mix of butter and margarine, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 100g margarine
    • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 140g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 170g plain chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a bowl, cream together margarine, dark brown soft sugar and granulated sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; stir into the cookie dough until moistened. Mix in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
    3. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are light brown.

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    Excellent cookies! The original contributor is right; substitute some margarine for part of the shortening. Our family also thought it needed a lot more vanilla; I'd triple what it calls for. But the cookies were fantastic, and definitely a big hit!  -  21 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Tasted great. Yet cookie was flat. Any tips on how to remedy that?  -  09 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is without a doubt the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've been freezing the dough in cookie-size balls, flash freezing them, putting them in freezer bags and giving them as extra treats to my friends when they have new babies. I'm not sure if any of the dough has actually gotten baked, or if it all got eaten straight out of the freezer. YUMMY!  -  13 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)