There’s something about chocolate chip cookies that remind me of rainy afternoons. With a glass of milk in hand and a plate of cookies, my 3 brothers and I would watch as the rain drops fell into the blue of the pool while the thunder rolled in the distance.

chocolatechipcookiesBack then, our chocolate chip cookies were courtesy of Betty Crocker. These days, they’re made from scratch and usually with the help of one or two little cuties.

I have been working on this recipe for a while – and now this is my ‘go to’ when I need a quick and yummy batch of chocolate chip cookies to bring to friends or when we are running low on lunch box treats or when we just want to have some for after school snacks. The secret to chewy chocolate chip cookies, I’ve been told, is a gentle balance between how much butter there is, how much sugar {and how much of what kind of sugar, both brown and raw sugar are do different ‘things’ to the cookie} and of course how long you cook them.

If you cook them until just browning on the edges, I promise you they are the most chewiest chocolate chip cookies ever. The dough is also really yummy. Just saying. {So many of you on my facebook page admitted to liking the dough just as much, if not more, than the cookies themselves – just like me!} I’m gonna try this healthy cookie dough dip recipe shared by my sis-in-law soon! YUM!cookiedough

 The recipe is simple and straightforward and uses a mixer with paddle attachment for the best results. I am usually one to skip any sifting of flour, but don’t when I make these as it does make a difference in the end! 
I can make up this cookie dough in about 10 minutes, and that’s one handed with a cute little baby on my hip! 
I love to use a cookie dough scoop, so the cookies come out all uniform in shape and require the same cooking time. This one in particular is a small one. I have a larger one which I use for muffins and cupcakes.

chocolae chip cookies

A short 10ish minutes in the oven and you will have these little round pillows of soft cookie dough dotted with delicious dark chocolate chips. They’re amazing warm, but super yum cooled down too.
And even better with a glass of cold milk. When it’s raining outside. 

chocolate chip cookies

If you make these I would really love to hear what you think!
Let me know how your baking adventure goes!
Recipe is below xx


Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookies
The chewiest chocolate chip cookie ever, easy to bake even with little helpers
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 150g butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup raw caster sugar
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 2 cups plain flour
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. Add the softened butter to your mixer bowl
  3. Add both the caster and brown sugar and cream together until thick and pale, about 2 minutes
  4. Add the 2 eggs and the vanilla and mix together until well combined
  5. Sift in the flour, salt and baking soda
  6. Mix gently until just combined
  7. Add the dark chocolate chips and stir in with a wooden spoon
  8. Place rounds of dough on a lined baking tray. I use a small cookie dough scoop. Allow a little room for spreading.
  9. Bake in the oven until just ever so slightly golden around the edges, about 10-12 minutes. Time depends on the size of your cookies as well as your oven. Too long will result in a crunchier (but still yummy) cookie so just keep watching them.
  1. Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookies {and how much dough gets eaten…}
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