Foolproof Choc Chip Cookies

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Foolproof Choc Chip Cookies

I have to admit I am not much of a baker.

While I do love enjoying a tasty treat, I don't really have the attention to detail that is required for epic feats of baking. Nor do I have the patience involved for anything to elaborate. If it has more than a couple of steps you have lost me.

That is why I love this recipe so much.

It is quick, easy and simple (three words to live by) and I can get the measurements slightly wrong and it won't matter too much.

This recipe can make quite a few choc chip cookies, but how many you end up with depends on how big you make them. Given my lack of precision, its hard for me to say exactly how many you will end up with, but if you stick with picking up the batter at a measurement of 2 cm you should end up with around 18. I think I manage around 12, but I like mine quite large.

Funnily enough, these choc chip cookies really highlighted the difference between the oldest and the (current) youngest tonight. We have had a big weekend, but I spent all afternoon in the kitchen getting us sorted for the week ahead. A batch of these choc chip cookies was made while dinner was being finalized (it was these delicious burger patties if you are looking for an amazing burger recipe). Of course, the kids spotted them and wanted some before dinner. The toddler was especially insistent, as toddlers usually are. Anyway, dinner is served and he was too tired to eat anything.

He just cried.

When our eldest was that age, she would have been told that was all she was getting if she cried at dinnertime. Not for the youngest. He started wailing so Dad just handed him one of these choc chip cookies. Game over.

Winning at parenting.

That's how good these are, they will even stop a toddler crying during witching hour.

If all else fails, make these. They might stop you from crying too...
Foolproof Choc Chip Cookies
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150 Grams butter, Softened
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup caster sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract (or Essence)
1 Large Egg
1 1/3 Cups plain flour
1 Cup Choc Chips, (I used Coles brand dark choc chips)
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees (fan forced). Line two biscut trays with baking paper.
  2. Add butter and sugars to a bowl - beat until combined. I just do it by hand, and it works fine. You could use beaters or a food processor, whatever works for you!
  3. Add the vanilla extract/essence and egg and mix until combined. It may take a little while for the egg to compine with the sugar mix.
  4. Add the flour and stir through, then add the choc chips. Mix until the choc chips are through all of the batter. Add more or less to taste.
  5. Roll the batter into 2cm balls and place on trays, flatten with a fork and pop into the oven for 15 - 20 minutes. Just keep an eye on them to make sure they dont burn.

Katie -


Katie is the Managing Director and Editor of Mums of Brisbane. Most days will find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, cuddling her kids and trying not to step barefoot on lego. Katie lives in Beautiful Brisbane with her husband and four gorgeous children.

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