Easy chocolate chip cookies for kids
This easy cookie recipe for kids is such a tasty, simple and fun bake. Kids and beginner bakers will love making and eating these delicious chocolate chip filled cookies.
This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for kids, is such a fun, simple and tasty bake. The cookies are soft and chewy, like all good cookies should be (in my opinion), but best of all, they’re really easy for kids or beginner bakers to make.
Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect bake for kids. There’s no need to roll or cut anything out, there’s only a few ingredients, and they only take 10 minutes in the oven so there’s no need for a lot of patience.
How can kids help makes these chocolate chip cookies?
This is a really easy cookies recipe for kids. My kids have been able to do it all themselves. As with all baking, kids can help measure and mix the ingredients for the cookie dough.There’s not too many ingredients and it all gets mixed together in the same mixing bowl which makes it nice and straightforward.
Your kids can also enjoy forming the cookies. Unlike with regular biscuits you don’t have to roll or cut out the cookies, simply get your kids to dollop the cookie dough on the baking tray (making sure they’re all roughly the same size). It’s all nice and easy.
How do you stop your cookies becoming too flat?
There are normally two reasons why your cookies have come out the oven too flat. The first is there’s too much butter/too little flour. Try adjusting your ratio or butter to flour if you don’t like how your cookies have turned out.
You should also always put your cookies into the fridge to chill for 20 minutes or so before you bake them. This should stop your cookies from spreading too much in the oven.
How long do chocolate chip cookies keep?
In our house, these cookies disappear really quickly, but they will keep in an air tight container for 3-5 days. You can also freeze cookies, either before they’re baked or after. Wrap them in cling film/ glaf wrap and pop them in a freezer bag. They’ll keep for a few months.
What can I use instead of self raising flour?
If you don’t have any self raising flour swap it for an equal amount of plain or all purpose flour and add a teaspoon of baking powder.
What other cookies can we make?
Raspberry and white chocolate cookies
Chocolate marshmallow cookies
Nutella stuffed cookies
White chocolate chip cookies
Rainbow M&M cookies
Caramel stuffed cookies
Biscoff stuffed cookies
Double chocolate chip cookies
Triple chocolate cookies
You might need the following baking tools/gadgets to make these fudge cookies
Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes baking
Serves: 16 cookies approx
100g (1/4 cup) butter, softened
150g (3/4 cup) brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g (1 1/4 cups) self raising flour*
100g (1/2 cup) chocolate chips
How to make easy chocolate chip cookies
Preheat the oven to 180C /170C Fan / 330F and line two or three baking trays with baking or parchment paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together
Get your child to measure the butter and sugar out then add them to a mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. If your butter isn’t soft, pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds or so to soften it (not long enough to melt it).
Mix the butter and sugar together using the k-paddle attachment of your mixer or a hand held mixer (or even wooden spoons) until the sugar and butter are light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract
Get your child to break the egg into a small bowl. We find it safer to crack the egg into a separate small bowl first just in case any shell goes in. If it does, simply fish it out with a larger piece of shell. It will stick to that better than it will your finger.
Add the vanilla extract. You might need to hold the spoon while your child pours in the vanilla or vice versa. Older children might be able to do it all themselves.
Mix the egg and vanilla in to your butter/sugar.
Add the remaining ingredients
Measure the flour out then add it to your mixing bowl. Slowly mix it in until it all comes together in a nice cookie dough. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the bowl.
Finally, get your kids to add in the chocolate pieces to your dough mixture. Just pour them straight in then mix them in with a spatula or wooden spoon until they are well spread through your cookie dough.
Form the cookies
Using a spoon (or if you prefer, your hands) add 6 dollops of dough mixture to each of your baking trays. These cookies spread a lot while baking so leave as much space between each cookie as possible. Try to make all the dollops of cookie dough roughly the same size so they bake evenly. We made about 16 with balls slightly smaller than a ping pong ball. You could make them larger if your prefer, but they would need an extra bit of time in the oven.
Put your baking trays in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
Bake the chocolate chip cookies
Bake the cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes. They’re ready when the edges have just started to turn golden brown and they’ve flattened down.
Leave them on the baking trays to cool slightly, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve and enjoy.
Easy cookie recipe for kids
- 100 g (¼ cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 150 g (¾ cups) soft light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 200 g (1 ¼) cups self raising flour
- 100 g (½ cup) chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 180C/170C Fan/ and line 2-3 baking trays with baking or parchment paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together
- Add the butter and sugar to a freestanding mixer or bowl. Mix them together using the paddle attachment or a hand held mixer (or wooden spoons) until it's light and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla extract
- Break your egg into a small bowl then add it to your mixing bowl. Measure in the vanilla extract, then mix it all in.
Add the remaining ingredients
- Measure the flour and add it into your mixing bowl.
- Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape the mixture down from the sides of the bowl. Add in the chocolate chips to your dough mixture. Give it one last mix so that everything is nicely combined.
Form the chocolate chip cookies
- Using a spoon add 6 spoons of dough mixture to each of your baking trays. These cookies spread a lot while baking so leave as much space between each cookie as possible.
Bake the cookies
- Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. They’re ready when the edges have turned golden brown and they’ve flattened down. They'll still feel a bit soft when you remove them from the oven.
- Leave them on the baking trays to cool slightly, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.