Vintage Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 150 g Salted butter
  • 80 g Sugar
  • 180 g Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 225g Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Chocolate chips or chunks


  • Heat the oven to 190C/fan170C/gas 5 and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  • Put 150g softened salted butter, 80g light brown sugar and 80g granulated sugar into a bowl and beat until creamy.
  • Beat in 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 large egg.
  • Sift 225g plain flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt into the bowl and mix it in with a wooden spoon.
  • Add 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks and stir well.
  • Use a teaspoon to make small scoops of the mixture, spacing them well apart on the baking trays. This mixture should make about 30 cookies.
  • Bake for 8–10 mins until they are light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre if you press them.
  • Leave on the tray for a couple of mins to set and then lift onto a rack