Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

Getting back to basics and making some easy, and tasty treats to fill the lunchbox with, have on hand, and stock up the freezer.  Choc chip cookies are an all time favourite in many households, the kids love the choc chips and I love that I have made them for them, knowing each and every ingredient I have added.

Setting aside an hour or so once a week to bake will save you money, keep their little tummies happy and give you the satisfaction of being able to give your family something that you made (that’s how I feel anyway).

A packet of choc chip cookies from the supermarket can cost anywhere from $2 to $5, are uniform in shape and colour and packed full of many preservatives.

A batch of homemade cookies can cost about $3, are all different shapes, sizes and colour and packed full of ingredients that you KNOW!

INGREDIENTS

125gm Butter, cubed
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Caster sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Choc Chips

LETS PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

1. In a medium microwave safe bowl, place the butter and then place in the microwave on medium high for 45 seconds on until the butter is melted (every microwave is different so check at 20 second intervals).

2. Add the brown and white sugar to the melted butter and mix well.

3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg a little with a hand whisk and then whisk into the butter and sugar mix.  Add the vanilla essence and mix well. It will look like caramel.

4. Add the flours, baking powder and stir to combine.  Fold through the choc chips.

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

5. Roll into balls and place on a lined baking tray.  Repeat until all the dough is used. Bake in a 180 degree celcius oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.  Cool on a wire rack.

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

Pantry: Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days

Freezer Uncooked: Freeze the raw cookie dough balls on the tray and then transfer to a zip lock bag.  When ready to bake place the frozen balls onto a lined baking tray and cook as per step 5. The raw cookie dough can be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Freezer Cooked: Once cooled place into zip lock bags or air tight containers and freezer for up to 3 months.  Remove from the freezer and place in the lunchbox or leave out to defrost for a little before eating.

Makes 30

Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

 

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11 Responses to Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

  1. Joycelyn January 27, 2015 at 11:20 pm #

    Hi Amanda,

    Baking is alien to me so how can I melt the butter If I do not have a microwave? do I have to pre heat the oven and for how long before I bake the cookies? tks very much!

    Regards,
    Joycelyn

    • Amanda January 29, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

      Hi, you can melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove. Yes preheat the oven preferably for 5 minutes.

  2. hadiya March 1, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    Hi can I replace brown sugar with castor sugar ?my children don’t like brown sugar taste

    • Amanda March 1, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Yes you can swap with castor sugar however this will mean they will no longer be chewy, they will come out crunchy.

  3. Shari April 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    These biscuits are the best. The cookie monster cleared out my jar in around 24 hours. Made double today and put melted chocolate and cocoa powder in one batch. They are just as yummy although they came out flatter and crunchier.
    Thanks for the recipe will definitely be a regular in our kitchen

  4. Amanda October 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Hi just want to know which brown sugar are you referring to? Thanks.

    • Amanda October 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

      Hi there is only one type of brown sugar I aware of. Are you in Australia?

      • Rhiannon March 25, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

        There are both dark brown and light brown sugar available in Australia. Guessing that the type will be dependent upon how prevalent you want the caramel taste of brown sugar to be.

  5. Jess November 18, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Hi just wondering what butter to use. Is it unsalted or cooking Marg?
    Thank u

    • Amanda November 21, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      I normally use unsalted butter for baking unless I have noted that it was a spread or margarine.

  6. Chanel April 11, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    Just wondering if you can switch the flour for GF SR Flour (coeliac daughter) and will they still be ok?

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