Choc Chip Butter Cookies

Easy to make and ideal for afternoon tea.

These delicate cookies use only a few ingredients but taste delicious. I especially love the light, buttery texture.

You can easily adapt the flavourings and also make a larger batch if required. I used mini milk chocolate chips but the possibilities are almost endless – dried cranberries, chopped nuts, white chocolate, vanilla, sprinkles, etc 🙂

Don’t worry if the mixture looks too dry once you add the flour – the heat of your hands will bring it together to form the cookie dough.

Ingredients – makes about 16 cookies:

  • 125g/4.5 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing (powdered) sugar, sifted if necessary
  • 1 and 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Put the butter and icing sugar into a large bowl then beat together until pale and creamy. (You can use your electric mixer to do this, if you have one, but be sure to start the mixer on a slow speed or your kitchen will be decorated with icing sugar.)
  • Gradually fold in the flour, then stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. The mixture will look dry and crumbly at this point, but don’t worry.
  • Place a large piece of baking paper on your kitchen bench and tip the cookie mixture onto the paper.
  • Use your clean hands to form the mixture into a dough, then use the baking paper to help form the dough into a log shape. Try to get the log to be evenly shaped as your biscuits will retain this shape when baked.
  • Wrap the dough log in cling wrap and place in the fridge for an hour to firm.
  • Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Remove the cooled dough log from the fridge and use a sharp knife to cut thin slices. If any slices crumble a little just use your hands to re-form them.
  • Place the slices onto the prepared baking trays.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until just turning lightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the baking paper containing the cookies to two wire racks to cool.
  • Once cooled, serve and enjoy!

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One Response to Choc Chip Butter Cookies

  1. Beautiful cookies ! I am a newbie in baking and also just baked some oatmeal cookies. I had fun baking it! 🙂

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