Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This five-ingredient chocolate chip cookie recipe is officially Yvonne Ellen approved!

It is no secret that I am not a baker! But since launching my new kitchenware range I’ve been encouraged to take to the kitchen and try my hand and some simple bakes! Being a mum of two boys I need recipes that are fast and fool proof, but still satisfy that sweet craving. With only five ingredients and a few simple steps, this quick and tasty treat will hit the spot in no time!

These easy chocolate chip cookies were gone in no time! Between my two young boys and peeps in the office, 25 cookies didn’t last long. Time for a new batch I reckon!



225g softened butter

110g golden caster sugar

275g plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon or other spices (optional)

75g milk or white chocolate chips (optional)


Step 1

Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas 5. Cream the butter with a spatula or wooden spoon in a large bowl until it is soft. Add the sugar and keep beating until the mixture is light and fluffly. Sift in the flour and, if you’re using them, add the optional ingredients. Bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough.

If you’re super organised you can freeze the dough at this point and save it for another day…


Step 2

Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them slightly apart from each other on a baking dish, I’ve lined mine with greaseproof paper (TOP TIP: If you scrunch the greaseproof paper it will be easier to mold it to any tray). Flatten the balls a little with the palm of your hand and bake them in the oven for around 12-15 mins until they are golden brown and slightly firm on top (If you like chewy cookie, take the cookies out a little earlier and leave to cool). Leave the cookies on a cooling rack for around 15 mins before serving.
chocolate chip cookie dough being rolled into balls


So, the next time you’ve got that afternoon lull or need an after-dinner pick me up, remember this fast and fool proof easy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Go ahead, give this recipe a try, you’ll be a master baker in no time! Watch Out Mary Berry! Maybe having gorgeous kitchenware actually makes you a better cook?! 😉
picking a cookie from cookie jar


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