More kitchen witchcraft – chewy choc chip cookies

nod“….cream the butter and sugar” usually puts me off baking.  As a kid my mum had one of those Kenwood mixer things that used to loudly rumble away on the bench until the butter and sugar were irreversibly beaten into eachother.  I hate loud noises.  I’m also not a fan of washing dishes.

When Miss 10 was born I came across a dog eared (well more like chewed) magazine titled “Cooking Children” in a doctor’s waiting room.  The word “with” had obviously been torn off the cover, but it was enough to make me smile and take a look inside it.

Behold.  A cookie recipe with no creamin’ required!  I liberated it, modified it and here it is.  It’s ‘kitchen witchcraft’ level easy and great to make with the kids as there’s no machinery involved – just sticky goodness.


75g butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white or raw sugar
1 large egg
½ cup chocolate chips
1 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda

Melt butter in microwave.  Add sugar(s), egg and beat until combined.

Add choccy chips.  Stir in.

Sift in flour and baking soda.  Stir until you can’t see any white stuff.

3304822002_8cb2d7f941Plonk small to golf ball sized blobs (or neatly rolled balls if neat round cookies are important to you) onto a baking tray (greased or lined with baking paper).  Leave a 2cm space between each blob.

Bake at 170C/180C for 8 to 12 mins (depending on size of cookie blobs).  They should be very lightly golden on the top when done.

After baking, leave cookies for 5 mins on the tray to keep their form.


1 Comment

  1. Yummy – about to bake these yummy treats with my 20m daughter – quick to make, lots of mixing different stuff and seeing what happens and then some squishing sensory fun with the dough. And that’s all before we get to eat them! Awesome rainy day fun.

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