Chocolate Chip Cookies

Skill level:1

Preparation time:25 minutes
Makes: 20 cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy
  3. Beat the golden syrup into the butter and sugar with the vanilla essence
  4. Mix in the flour and chocolate chunks until they are just combined
  5. Take a teaspoonful of the mixture, roll it into a ball, then place on a greased baking tray, flattening it slightly with the palm of your hand.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough, allowing plenty of room for the cookes to spread while baking. The mixture should make about 20 cookies.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Something else to try

To make double chocolate chip cookies, replace 25g of flour with 25g of cocoa powder

  • 160g Neill's self-raising flour
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 2 x 15ml spoon golden syrup
  • 5ml spoon vanilla essence
  • 150g chocolate (milk, dark or white) broken into 0.5cm chunks


  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • fork
  • measuring spoons
  • baking tray
  • cooling rack
  • oven gloves