Buttery Crumbly Choc Chip Cookies

My youngest son was very excited to have a new friend over for a playdate from nursery, and asked me if I could help him bake some cookies for his new buddy.

Now those of you with young children know that the thought of baking/cooking with kids is always better kept right there…as a thought!!

The reality is they get bored half way through, and not before making a horrendous mess…..But I am on my own personal mission of bringing up my sons knowing Food, and their way around a kitchen, and that will only happen if I get them excited about cooking and baking now.

So of course I said yes… and actually well, yes he got bored before finishing and yes he made a massive mess, but he had fun!!!  And he got as far as shaping 1 cookie before running off – In my book thats a success worth writing about.

Heres a recipe that is …Childs play.

Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan assisted


150g Butter, Softened

100g Light muscovado sugar

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 large Egg (slightly beaten)

225g Plain Flour (sifted)

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

100 – 200g Choc chips

2 Tbsp Milk




– Add the softened butter in a bowl with the sugar and whisk to a creamy consistency, and then add the vanilla extract and egg

  • Add the remaining dry ingredients (flour, Bicarbonate Soda & salt) and mix using a wooden spoon
  • or as my son decided he abandoned the spoon from here and worked with his hands (proud mama here)
  • Add the 2 Tbsp of Milk and Choc chips to the cookie dough and combine well


  • Lift out some dough using a teaspoon,(about a heaped tsp of dough) and round into a ball and then flatten in the palm of your hand
  • place on a baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes
  • Transfer to a cooling rack for a few minutes to allow the cookies to cool down and firm up.


Enjoy, these are deliciously crumbly so keep that dustpan and brush to hand still!




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