When I was a child, my parents both worked full-time jobs. So instead of heading home every afternoon when school was finished, we spent our time at one of our mothers friends houses. Monica would care for us until one of our parents arrived to collect us. While it was some time ago now, I do recall that Monica had one of the kindest, most beautiful hearts I have ever known. She was everything I dreamed a mother was supposed to be like, right down to the cookies and milk after school. Her kitchen was always filled with home baked treats for us to enjoy after a hard day of learning.

One of my favourite treats she would reward us with, was her chocolate chip cookies. Those cookies were so delicious, I don’t even have the words to explain how yummy they actually were. As hard as I have tried though, I have never found a recipe quite like it, and believe me when I say, I have tested a lot of them.I have no idea what she used to put in them. Unfortunately Monica passed away a few years ago, so I’m also not able to ask her.

Although I’ve never found a recipe that tasted like that one I remember from my childhood, I have baked some pretty yummy chocolate chip cookies over the years. These ones I’m sharing today, are the most requested recipe in my home, from my own daughter to extended relatives. When my nieces and nephews visit, they all ask for these chocolate chip cookies. My sister ever asks for a tin of them to take home with her, she loves them that much.

That means, I feel pretty confident putting them out there into the world for you guys to try




  • 2 and 3/4 cup self-raising flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250g bag chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C
    line 2 baking sheets with good quality baking paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugars together until they are creamy
  3. Lightly beat the eggs with a whisk and stir into the sugar mixture, also adding the vanilla essence, mix until well combined
  4. Sift the flours and baking powder into a small bowl and the slowly add them to the sugar mixture as you mix. 
  5. Add the chocolate chips, and mix them through
  6. Cover the bowl with cling wrap, and chill the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 10 minutes
  7. Using a teaspoon, drop the dough onto a prepared baking tray. Remember to give them a little space as they will spread during the cooking process.
  8. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes until they are slightly browned
  9. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer them onto wire racks for cooling

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