I stumbled across this recipe when I was last at my Aunts in New Zealand. I live by this recipe and I love using this recipe when I am babysitting. It is a simple recipe that I know by heart. It is a child friendly recipe, but adult supervision and or assistance for children under thirteen is needed.


  • 125g butter, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup castor sugar

  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg (51 grams plus)

  • 2/3 cup self raising flour

  • 1 cup plain flour

  • 1 rounded cup chocolate chips (white, milk or dark)


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180C

  • 2.

    Line three large baking trays with non stick baking paper

  • 3.

    Using electric beaters or a mixmaster/kitchen aid mixer, cream butter, both sugars and vanilla until pale and creamy.

  • 4.

    Stop the machine occasionally and use a spatula to scrape down the sides and base of bowl

  • 5.

    Add the egg until well combined

  • 6.

    Stir the plain and self raising flour in a separate small bowl

  • 7.

    Add the flour and chocolate chips to the butter mixture and stir in until well combined.

  • 8.

    Form small heaped teaspoons of mixture and place as balls about 6cm apart from each other on the baking tray

  • 9.

    Bake for 13 - 15 minutes until they are lightly golden but still very soft.

  • 10.

    Leave to cool for 5 minutes on trays then transfer to a wire rack.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (36 servings)

  • Energy 96kj
  • Fat Total 4g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 13g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Sodium 7mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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You can make them peanut butter and choc chips by adding in 1/3 cup of peanut butter when mixing the butter and sugars together, but do not use 125 grams of butter, only use 75 grams and the two thirds of a cup of peanut butter, because the peanut butter already has enough fat and oil in it.

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Posted by SharenReport
Hi Laura You have a gem of a recipe here. It is originally like the Mrs Fields cookies, I saw this on telly years ago. It never fails to work or to please, I have 4 kids 22 down to 11, I have been making this for them all for years, my oldest would live on them if I let him. Keep on cooking :)
Posted by Andrea171Report
Lovely cooks Lauren. I was going to make another recipe I've found here...but when I saw your comment that it comes from yr family in won me!! Keep on going with the great work!!
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
and by the way , I love the idea of making them with Peanut butter.. definitely I'l try that one ...
Thanks dear ;-)
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
they really look yummy .. i just love chocolate chip cookies, home-made definitely :-)
Posted by jackicamReport
These look totally morish! I like how you haven't skimped on the chocolate! : )