ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Super Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Updated on June 3, 2014

Lovely Cookies

There are certain times of the day, for me it is usually mid morning, for others it may be after lunch or in the evening, when what you need with your favourite cuppa is your favourite cookie.

As well as enjoying cookies I enjoy cooking and one of the things I love about cooking is that I know exactly what is in the things I eat. I would far rather have a homemade cookie than a shop bought biscuit because I know there will be no surprise ingredients.

Another great thing about this recipe is that almost all of the ingredients can be found in the store cupboard of most kitchens. If you don't have chocolate chips try simply crumbling or shaving chocolate pieces into the mixture. Our favourite is good quality dark chocolate which we cut into small chunks, and nibble a few, before adding some to the mixture. But you can use any chocolate you like or if you are not a chocolate fan try some of the alternatives below.

Rate this recipe

Cast your vote for Cookies

Yummy Cookies

Easy to make, delicious cookies
Easy to make, delicious cookies | Source

Ingredients

  • 175g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 125g Butter or Margarine
  • 200g Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence
  • 100g Chocolate Chips

Cookie Ingredients

Most of the ingredients will be in everyone's cupboards
Most of the ingredients will be in everyone's cupboards

Instructions

  1. Begin by mixing sifted flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Next add the butter (softened), sugar, egg and vanilla essence.
  3. Beat with an electric hand mixer ( you can do it by hand but it takes a while) until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Place small spoonful's of the mixture onto greased baking trays. Size of spoonful will determine size of cookie.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven Gas mark 5 or 190 C (375 F) for 10 - 12 minutes.
  7. Set a timer as it is easy to burn the edges (though I prefer them slightly well done). Cool completely on a wire rack before munching.

Cookie dough

Make sure ingredients are thoroughly combined before adding the chocolate chips
Make sure ingredients are thoroughly combined before adding the chocolate chips | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 15 - 20 depending on size of cookies

Cookie Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 120
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 91 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cookie Variations

Try adding nuts fruit and spices
Try adding nuts fruit and spices | Source

Creative Combinations

This your chance to be inventive try some new combinations such as

  • pecan and raisin
  • apricot and almond
  • cinnamon and hazelnut
  • cranberry and white chocolate chips
  • peanuts ( and add a spoonful of peanut butter to the mixture as well)
  • mixed chocolate chips white and dark together

The options are fairly endless but some combinations will work better than others and of course there is an element of personal preference.

Get creative and have fun. It's a great recipe to make with children as well. So, encourage them to join in, have fun and learn.


Variations

Often when I make a batch of cookies I make some with dark chocolate chips and others with while or milk chocolate chips.

If you want to make a double choc chip simply add some cocoa powder to replace some of the flour.

To ring the changes try adding some of the following

  • Nuts - my favourites are chopped hazelnuts or pecans but almonds, peanuts or walnuts also work well
  • Dried fruit - sultanas or raisins work well but dried cranberries or apricots chopped are also good
  • Spices - a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg can also be great.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Sheila Mulvenney profile imageAUTHOR

      sheila 

      4 years ago from Bedford

      So glad you enjoyed the cookies charlotte

    • profile image

      charlotte 

      4 years ago

      Thanks- I tried this at the weekend and it was really easy and really yummy!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)