Simply Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

If I keep baking cookies, it’s because I am never quite satisfied with them: I have searched long and wide for that perfect cookie that “looks the part, smells the part” and more importantly “tastes the part”…. I believe I found it! My older son tells me “You can stop looking now Mummy” so time to share!



  • 150g butter
  • 85g soft light brown sugar
  • 75g sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk straight from the fridge
  • 200g flour
  • 100g rolled oats
  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt (but not if you’re using salted butter)
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • Chocolate chips ( 3 large handful)


  • Preheat oven to 170°C/ 150°fan/ Gas 3 and line 2 baking trays: it makes 12 to 14 cookies
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool a little
  • Add to both sugars and cream together
  • Beat in the vanilla and eggs until the mixture is light and creamy


  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oats,soda, salt and ground vanilla


  • Slowly (speed 1) mix the dry ingredients to the creamy mixture until just blended
  • Fold in the chocolate chips


  • Using an ice cream scoop (I find the medium sized one works best), drop the dough onto the baking trays, well apart


  • Bake for 15 to 18mn, until the edges are slightly toasted. When I have 2 trays, I swap them after 10mn, back to front and top to bottom


  • Leave to cool for 5mn before transferring to cooling wire


and resist for as long as you can….


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