Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Chip Cookies Edition)

I really enjoyed making my last baking post, so I thought I would give it another go!Β Once all the snickerdoodles were gone, I wanted more cookies, and chocolate chip is my second favourite!

The recipe I used is another old, trusted one that I found online. There’s so much recipes out there! I’ll leave a linkΒ hereΒ and let you know again, that the recipe I used has been halved. I also am not a fan of nuts, so I always opt to leave those out. This recipe gives you soft, chewy cookies, which again is the type I prefer!

Let’s get into it.

First, make sure you have all the ingredients, cause I’ve been caught out before.

To make 12 cookies, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract/essence (I can’t tell the difference truthfully)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Cream together the softened (or in my case, almost melted) butter, brown and white sugar.


Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla.

Mix some more!

Now the dry ingredients. Β Time to add baking soda, salt and flour.


Now, for the best part! The chocolate chips!!

I love cookie batter!

Now to scoop it out and put on the baking trays.


I baked them for 15 minutes at 150 degrees celsius.


As usual, they expanded more than I thought. But they look (and taste) good! Which is the most important part.


I really like cookies πŸ™‚

Also, it looks like we’ve almost reached 300 followers! I’m off to plan a special little post thanking everyone for when we reach it ?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Yum! These look just like the cookies I made! I’ll have to try your recipe out!

    1. It was after I saw your post that I decided to make some of my own ??

  2. Mmmm these look yummy! Maybe this is a silly question, but did you use a particular type of sugar for white/brown, such as muscavado for brown and caster for white? I’m sure it’s the sugar I can never get quite right whenever I’ve made cookies (or perhaps I just use too much as I have a sweet tooth!) x

    1. For the white sugar, I just used the standard one, not castor. The brown sugar I used is called Raw Sugar. But it’s basically brown sugar. I don’t know if that helps XD
      But keep experimenting when you bake, that’s what I normally do. With cookies, I have tried lots of different recipes, and I prefer some over others. Once I find the one I realy like, I stick with that one forever!

      1. Thanks, will do! I’ll bookmark this page and give this recipe a try soon =]

  3. OHHH they look delicious!! I’ve got to try making those. I’m not a very good baker, but what can go wrong with chocolate chip cookies?.. ? one of my more talented baking friends told me that she puts the dough into the refrigerator for a while before baking them so the cookies don’t expand as much. Maybe that will help? The larger cookies do look scrumptious, though. Anyways, congratulations on three hundred!!! You deserve it:)
    Cate xx

    1. Hi Cate! They are so delicious, and the recipe is very easy to follow. You know, I think the original recipe did say to refrigerate the batter for a while..But I’m not very patient, and I just wanted to eat the cookies! XD

  4. Looks good even though I possibly cannot fit in more food tonight. One can, however, always be a drooling dog.

    1. Haha XD Fair enough, even when full, we can at least look at more delicious foods and plan on having them another ady πŸ™‚

      1. I shall reach in through Bertie (my laptop) another day then πŸ˜€

  5. These look so good fuck me up aha

    1. Ha! Thank you ?

  6. It looks so yummy. Will surely try it out. πŸ™‚

    1. Definitely do it! It’s a nice easy recipe πŸ™‚

      1. Yeah and that result is too tempting. πŸ˜€

  7. Wow, you’ve got great baking skills. The cookies look so yummy! Thanks for putting up a quick & easy chocolate cookie recipe. I’ll try some soon. ?

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚
      I really recommend the recipe! It’s very quick and easy πŸ˜€

  8. They look so delicious!

    1. They really are! πŸ™‚

  9. Ohh your cookies look delicious, chocolate chip cookies are always a good idea haha!! I love how you have taken a picture of every step, it makes it so much easier to follow the recipe ?

    1. Thank you! You can never go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie! I had fun taking pictures while baking, I’m glad it helps πŸ˜€

  10. Yuuuum! I’ve been thinking about making some chocolate chip cookies soon. Yours look good!

    1. Thanks Maggie! They were really nice. I love soft, chewy cookies πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome! I’m sure they were. It’s been a while since I had a chocolate chip cookie (I try to avoid chocolate – acne problems, hah!), but I’m happy about getting to make a batch soon πŸ™‚

  11. Tasty!

    1. They really were!

  12. Can I use dermerara sugar instead of brown ?

    1. I would think so…as long as it’s different to white sugar, then I think it’s fine. But I’m no expert baker XD

  13. […] baking this weekend. I was originally just wanting chocolate chip cookies, like I have previouslyΒ made. But then Rory suggested adding peanut butter. Peanut butter and chocolate is an amazing mix! I […]

  14. This looks like a very easy recipe and a yummy one too. Will definitely try it out.

    1. You should! They make delicious cookies πŸ˜€

  15. Perfect timing! I was just thinking about baking some chocolate chip cookies! They look amazing!

    1. Haha, glad I could help! This recipe makes really good chocolate chip cookies!!

  16. Mmmmm they look scrumptious!! ?? xx

    1. They really are!! πŸ˜€

  17. These look so yummy πŸ˜€ I don’t make biscuits very often, I tend to just make cakes! Maybe I should make some biscuits πŸ˜€

    1. They’re really good! I would like to make cake sometime actually, I just have a habit of making cookies πŸ˜€

      1. You make the cookies and I’ll make the cakes πŸ˜‰

        1. Sounds like a plan! ?

  18. They look so yummy.

    1. Thank you Mariam! πŸ˜€

  19. These look SOOOO yummy! <3

    1. They really are! πŸ˜€

  20. I’m not even going to ask for any, I know they are already gone hahaha πŸ˜‰

    1. ? Haha, you know me too well πŸ˜€

  21. Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favourite!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!! <3 πŸ˜€

    1. I forgot to mention- I’m loving the new blog logo!! <3

      1. Thank you Tabi! And yes chocolate chip cookies are such a classic cookie πŸ˜€
        I’m always fond of the more soft, chewy kinds, and this recipe is perfect for that! πŸ˜€

  22. I haven’t made any cookies like this for a long time, I love ones that expand like that!

    1. Me too! These ones go super huge, and they’re also very soft and delicious πŸ˜€

  23. Those look big and delicious!! I need to remember to make these!

    1. You really should! They’re so yummy πŸ˜€

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