Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 25, 2020
Cookie Baking With Children

Keeping the kids entertained while home schooling is challenging when you have more than one child and they both like to do different things. One activity both of my children love to do together is bake. We love making anything that is quick and easy but most importantly delicious. As someone who adores being in the kitchen baking and cooking, I love that my children have started to share my passion with me.

Its been a while since I shared some of my own recipes on my blog so I’m talking this opportunity of being at home with my children to do more baking and experimenting with more of my own recipes. For now, here is my recipe for Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Cookie Recipe

Just a gentle reminder, yes, there is a bit of sugar in this recipe, these cookies are to be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle. As moreish as they are, limit yourself and your kids to just one or two a day. Too much sugar is no good for them and honestly if you are stuck home with them you don’t need them on a sugar rush. Enjoy with a pot of tea and some down time with your family in front of the tv or reading your favourite novel.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: Baking, Recipe

Cuisine: Baking

Cookie Baking With Children


  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 100g dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat fan oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line two baking trays with greaseproof parchment paper
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together
  4. In a smaller separate bowl combine the egg and vanilla extract and mix in well with the butter mix
  5. Sift in the flour and salt, and add the chocolate chips and combine well to create a dough
  6. Roll 20 walnut sized balls and place onto the baking tray (you may have to bake in batches) Use your palms to press down slightly to flatten the balls and make sure you leave enough room for the cookies to expand (because they will, a lot)
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack for the cookies to cool
  9. If you don't want to bake all 20 cookies, half the dough and freeze for up to a month.

Let me know if you try this recipe and share your photos with me on Instagram, tag me! Check out more of my recipes here.

If there are any recipes you would like to see and for me to share, let me know. During this difficult time let’s keep our days filled with fun-filled activities with our children. I’m so grateful for this time with them and can’t wait to do more baking with them.

Pinar xo

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Pinar Rawlins

Hey, I'm Pinar. Welcome to my little place on the internet where I share things from all aspects of my life, beauty, food, parenting, travel and mental health. ♡ Beauty, Food & Lifestyle ♡


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