Simple homemade cookies

It’s time to try another of the recipes from our, top 20 easy bakes for kids post. If you haven’t already seen that post, click the link to see all 20. Simple homemade cookies are what we have in store for you today, and who doesn’t love homemade cookies?

This was another one where I sat back and Lily did most is the work by herself, perhaps because it’s been a while since we last did some baking. She was very enthusiastic about making these. Weirdly this was the most difficult one so far, to find a simple recipe for. It seems like everyone to make their cookies extra fancy, personally I just want a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie.

Ingredients

  • 112g butter
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 112g plain flour
  • 100g chocolate chips

Method

  • Preheated the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Line two baking trays with baking parchment.  
  • Cream together the butter and the sugar until its light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat.
  • Sieve the flour and mix in with the butter and sugar.
  • Once you have your cookie dough, divide to make the number of cookies you want. It depends on the size of cookie your after. We got 10 medium sized cookies out of it. Place onto baking tray and press the mixture down slightly.
  • Bake them for 8-12 minutes. When they are cooked leave them for 15 minutes on the tray then transfer to a cooling rack.

Simple homemade cookies

Simple homemade cookies
simple homemade cookies

And there you have the finished article! Lily piled in some extra chocolate chips, so these are a bit extra chocolatey. I think I left them in the oven a little too long, I’m a bad judge on when cookies are ready. A couple of them were a little burnt, some still had that chewy texture you want. They all tasted nice which is the main thing!

They must have been good enough, as they didn’t last long. I’m hoping we will do another couple of the recipes from our top 20 bakes post, that we haven’t done yet. In the next week or so. As always, thank you for reading.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

44 thoughts on “Simple homemade cookies

  • August 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm
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    Baking together with a parent is such a great memory I have.. or even just eating the freshly baked cookies from the oven. Such memories. Great article!

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    • August 13, 2020 at 2:05 pm
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      Thank you, it really is such an important part of a parent/child relationship.

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  • August 13, 2020 at 1:29 pm
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    Awesome job lily shame dad burnt them 😂. Nothing beats home made cookies and dunked into milk is there.

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    • August 13, 2020 at 2:04 pm
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      Haha she didn’t mind them being extra crunchy 👀😂

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    • August 13, 2020 at 2:06 pm
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      Thank you, they were very chocolatey 😂

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  • August 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm
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    That’s nice that you were able to cook with your family, I’m not sure I ever did that growing up. Homemade cookies are great, especially if you get to eat them when they’re still warm so the chocolate is still melty

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    • August 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm
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      Still warm is definitely when they are best 😊

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  • August 13, 2020 at 6:02 pm
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    I love simple recipes, this is one of them. cooking with your family must be a really warm experience. And I’m with Lily, for sure 🙂

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    • August 14, 2020 at 12:31 am
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      It’s something I do really enjoy😊

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    • August 14, 2020 at 12:32 am
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      Thank you, yeah the extra choc chips altered the look of them somewhat 😂

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  • August 13, 2020 at 9:05 pm
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    These look delicious – to be fair, as long as your cookies were chocolatey and had some chewiness to them I reckon they were pretty much perfect! Go Lily! Lisa

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  • August 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm
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    I love chocolate cookies, especially if they are chewy, and there is nothing more enjoyable then spending time together over something that can be enjoyed later. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • August 14, 2020 at 12:50 am
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      Fresh, still warm, chewy cookies are the best 😊

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  • August 13, 2020 at 10:51 pm
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    Mmmm home made cookies are the best!

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  • August 14, 2020 at 1:04 am
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    They don’t look to burnt too me. Trust me they’d have be burnt offerings if I was in charge of the oven 😂 as long as they taste good, that’s the main thing.

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  • August 14, 2020 at 1:10 am
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    How cute does Lily look with her mixing bowl? I’m sure Lily made the perfect cookie dough, she just needs to train dad up, to get his part perfect 😂

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  • August 14, 2020 at 11:03 am
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    They don’t look too bad to me, compared to the absolute disasters I usually make in the kitchen haha!

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    • August 14, 2020 at 2:55 pm
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      Hah yeah they could be a lot worse, I find cookies really hard to judge

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  • August 14, 2020 at 11:45 am
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    These look delicious! Way to go Lily. She can come bake me some cookies now LOL

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  • August 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm
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    I think the cookies look lovely and I’m sure they tasted scrumptious 😋

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    • August 14, 2020 at 2:54 pm
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      Thank you, they were 😃

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  • August 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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    Delicious looking cookies, extra chocolatey is the way to go, Lily knows her stuff 😂

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    • August 14, 2020 at 7:38 pm
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      I prefer the chocolate chips to be used sparingly, I was obviously over ruled 😂

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  • August 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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    One of the best things about cookies is that they work soft, hard, and chewy so no one needs to know if they’ve gone a bit wrong. Chewy ones are my favourite but these ones still look delicious!

    Sophie

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    • August 14, 2020 at 7:37 pm
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      Hah yeah that’s true, I like crunchy as much as chewy myself, and Lily was happy with the crunchy one, so it was all good 😃

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  • August 15, 2020 at 12:48 am
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    Um yum! Nothing like freshly baked cookies. Those are my weakness!

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    • August 15, 2020 at 12:54 am
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      One of my many weaknesses 😂

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  • August 15, 2020 at 4:53 am
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    Homemade cookies are great! I love how they’re easy to make. Thanks for sharing this easy to follow recipe!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    • August 15, 2020 at 3:29 pm
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      They are the best 😊

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  • August 15, 2020 at 11:03 am
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    Cookies look perfectly good enough to me, nothing wrong with a few crunchy ones.

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    • August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
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      I agree, I like a few crunchy ones 😊

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  • August 15, 2020 at 11:39 am
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    They look tasty Lily and not burnt, dunked in a afternoon cup of tea would be my preference

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    • August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
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      Always got to have a brew with your cookies 😂

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  • August 15, 2020 at 11:57 am
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    What a lucky child to have her dad bake with her!
    A great recipe that’s easy to complete with kids. Thanks for sharing

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    • August 15, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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      Thank you, I’ve always enjoyed baking 😊

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  • August 15, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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    You can’t beat freshly made homemade cookies!

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    • August 15, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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      You absolutely can’t 😃

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  • August 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm
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    The cookies look lovely, well done Lily 😁

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  • August 18, 2020 at 10:57 am
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    These look super yummy! I bet you had a great time baking together. Nothing wrong with a few overdone pieces, they taste just as good!

    Aimsy xoxo

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    • August 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm
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      Thank you, my thoughts exactly and the kids aren’t fussy either 😂

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