Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    30 mins

    These classic American-style chocolate chip cookies have crisp edges and are chewy in the centre.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
    • 250g (1½ cups) soft dark brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 410g (3¼ cups) plain flour
    • 1½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 3 teaspoons hot water
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 375g dark chocolate chips
    • 125g (1 cup) chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
    2. Cream together the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence.
    3. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in hot water. Add to the mixture along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.

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    The kids and the kids at heart loved it! This recipe is a keeper! Tweaked a little, 1 1/2 cups for brown sugar and 1/2 cups white sugar.  -  28 Aug 2017


    vERRY eXXCELLENT cOOOKIE! I worked 10 years as a baker and the recipe we used at the bake shop was similar except this recipe didn't call for any cream of tartar, so I added it to my version. I added 1/2 tspn. What it does is make the cookie crack better when baking which gives it a better appeal in appearance as appose to that smooth top looking cookie which I don't like. It doesn't do anything for flavor so if you don't care about whether its smooth or cracked then don't bother with the suggestion.  -  01 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    If it's even possible, I found a way to make these even better!! I ran out of flour, so I used 2 cups all purpose and 1 cup of ground oatmeal (Put it in the blender until ground fine like flour). The result was amazing.  -  20 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)