Double chocolate chip cookies

This soft, melt-in-your-mouth double chocolate chip cookie was one of the first things I learnt to make. I guess I was about nine and what I really like is the directions I wrote to myself as I made mistakes. My recipe reads, in wonky handwriting:

“Don’t overcook them or they’ll turn into rocks, they’re better soft”
“Make sure there (sic) completely cooled down before putting in tin”

Thanks nine-year old Aimee. Noted.

Waiting to be cooked

I actually remember the time that I made a double batch and put them into the tin before they’d cooled. I was so excited about the prospect of 48 double chocolate chip cookies I started piling them into a tin just so I could see the chocolatey goodness en masse.

Yeah. Don’t do that. Wait till they’re cooled. Even nine year olds know that.

These are soft and just a little crunchy on the outside. Highly recommended.

125 grams butter, softened
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 large egg
1 cup plain flour
4 tablespoons cocoa (or flour if you want to make them plain)
½ teaspoon baking powder
125 grams of dark and/or light chocolate chips, I like to do ½ and ½


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line two cookie trays with baking paper.
  2. Beat butter and both sugars together until consistent and creamy looking (note: as a child I know that I didn’t used to beat them together, I just melted the butter and mixed it all together. It worked fine. Not sure why as a, erm, grown up I am going for the more traditional method).
  3. Add egg and vanilla essence and beat together.
  4. Put flour, cocoa and baking powder in your bowl and mix together. Fold in chocolate.
  5. Take a teaspoon of mixture and roll into a bowl, then flatten slightly with a floured fork (again, as a child I just squished it with my hand, no harm done)
  6. Cook for 8-10 minutes, turning half way. 8 minutes is usually plenty, have the guts to pull them out when you think they might be underdone. It’s better that way.
  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool (I didn’t even know what a cooling rack was when I was a kid, so whatever).

Makes 24 fabulous cookies.

Healthy: 125 calories a cookie

Gluten free: Nooo.

Storage: Wait till cool, then in an airtight container. Lasts a week or so, if you can.

19 Comments on Double chocolate chip cookies

  1. frugalfeeding
    22 October 2011 at 7:47 pm (6 years ago)

    Very nice indeed, Muffin. It’s cute that you have a recipe from when you were 9!

  2. ceciliag
    22 October 2011 at 11:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I love you recipe to yourself. What a wonderful start to your baking career having your own book. Did you write many recipes in there? c

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      23 October 2011 at 1:14 am (6 years ago)

      I did, but I’ve only recently had a chance to look back through it. I especially like my quiche recipe spelt ‘kwiche’. I think more will feature soon.

  3. thefooddoctor
    24 October 2011 at 6:25 am (6 years ago)

    Loved the recipe but loved the younger Aimee’s instructions even more 🙂

  4. The Hook
    24 October 2011 at 10:50 pm (6 years ago)

    These look INCREDIBLE!!!!!
    I love chocoalte chip!

  5. Mary
    25 October 2011 at 4:28 am (6 years ago)

    I just started looking back through my old ones too. I love finding my notes on how to make things. Fun stuff!

  6. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    25 October 2011 at 7:52 am (6 years ago)

    These double chocolate delights are so up my alley Aimee. I love that you have little notes written from yourself when you were little. That’s pretty adorable. I have a recipe card with in my grandmother’s handwriting who has been gone for 13 years. I framed it and hung it in my kitchen.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      25 October 2011 at 8:25 am (6 years ago)

      That’s lovely Geni! I have so much pride in having a couple of recipes from my great-grandma, but I’d love the originals. They’ve unfortunately been list along the way somewhere.

  7. Just A Smidgen
    26 October 2011 at 2:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Just thinking about what recipe to make to send to my son in the mail… These look like they would make the voyage because they’re soft. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      26 October 2011 at 10:59 pm (6 years ago)

      Great choice (though I would think so) you’ll get some good brownie points with him.

  8. Kay aka Babygirl
    27 October 2011 at 3:56 am (6 years ago)

    Oh those Double chocolate chip cookies look amazing, decadent, and so sinful. I think I may have to make these soon. Very nice recipe.

  9. eva626
    31 October 2011 at 2:08 am (6 years ago)

    dark chocolate is the best to add to cookies…i love this post!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      9 January 2012 at 1:40 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m so glad you liked them! Hoping across now to read your post…

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