Preparation time

15 minutes

Cooking time

12 minutes, plus cooling

Total time

27 minutes, plus cooling


Makes about 60


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Slowly add the egg and vanilla, beating between each addition. Sift in the flour and salt and mix. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  3. Roll the mix into balls the size of hazelnuts. Put on baking sheets lined with baking parchment (bake in batches). Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just golden. Cool on a rack and serve.


  • It says “Roll the mix into balls the size of hazelnuts” - it means it
  • Deliciously gooey a day later still