Chunky, Chewy Cookies

This recipe is perfect to make big, chunky, chewy cookies. You can substitute the raisins, nuts or chocolate for whatever you fancy – just keep the weights the same, a great way to use up whatever is in your cupboard.


  • 170g butter (melted)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 325g of either chocolate chips, raisins or nuts (or a mixture of each)
  • 50g desiccated coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Pre heat oven to 170c
  • Line a large baking tray with baking paper
  • Cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and caster sugar
  • Mix in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt until just blended
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, raisins/nuts with a wooden spoon
  • Slowly mix in the flour and baking powder
  • Each cookie should be approx 1 tbsp on mixture. Roll in desiccated coconut if desired, then drop onto the baking sheet leaving about 8cm between each cookie
  • Bake for approx 15mins, leave to cool on a wire rack