Chocolate cookies | American recipes

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  • There is nothing more traditional than a classic chocolate chip cookie and this is one of the easiest recipes to follow to make your own.

    If you want to bake chocolate chip cookies at home, all you really need are basic ingredients like flour, butter, and an egg – but it’s so amazing! And these chocolate chip cookies are a sure winner for anyone with a sweet tooth. Our recipe uses dark chocolate for the chunks, pecans to give these cookies a little extra crunch, and cocoa powder for a chocolate flavor all over the place. But you can also spice up the recipe even more by grating the zest of an orange in the mixture before putting it in the oven.


    • 100g (3½oz) softened butter

    • 125 g (4 oz.) Light muscovado sugar

    • Yolk of 1 medium egg

    • 125g (4oz) plain flour

    • 30g (1oz) cocoa powder

    • ½ teaspoon of baking soda

    • 100g dark chocolate bar (50-70% cocoa), roughly chopped

    • 60 g (2 oz.) Pecans, chopped

    • 2 baking sheets, covered with a teflon foil


    • Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg yolk, then sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda and mix well. Cool for 5 min.

    • Add the chopped chocolate and nuts. Cool the mixture while the oven heats to 5 or 190 ° C.

    • Divide the mixture into 10 and roll each portion into a ball. Arrange, spaced out on baking sheets, then press to flatten to about 1.5 cm (½ inch) thick. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until risen and cracked but still a little soft and gooey.

    • Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

    Top tips for making chocolate chip cookies:

    Because this is such a simple recipe, the best thing you can do to take your cookies to the next level is to use high quality ingredients. For example, premium butters won’t contain sunflower or vegetable oils, and they’ll also produce a better cookie right out of the oven.

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