Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup lightly toasted, coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature


1) Cream the butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar together well. Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
2) In a separate bowl, sift the flour with the cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add this to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans (if using).
3) Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop spoonfuls of
dough (about 2 tbsp) shape them into a ball and place onto a
parchment lined baking tray or a plate. Chill the scooped cookies for at
least an hour, or once chilled, the cookies can be frozen for bakinglater.
4) Preheat the oven to 325F. Arrange the chilled scooped cookies onto
parchment-lined baking trays, leaving 3 inches between the cookies.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until browned around the edges. Cool the
cookies on the baking tray. If baking cookie dough that has been
frozen, arrange the frozen cookies on the baking tray and let them
thaw for 20 minutes at room temperature before baking as above.

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