I’m not sure what exactly makes these ‘vintage’? According to the BBC Good Food website this is a ‘retro’ recipe (whatever that means!) Maybe they’re meant to take you back to your childhood when enjoyed with a glass of milk? Anyway, they are yummy and definitely hit the the chocolately, sugary spot.  It has been a busy week at work (with another busy one coming up) so I decided I need to bake something to say thank you to my colleagues for their enthusiasm towards the maths week I organised but to also keep us going through the forthcoming busy days. I had said I would make Cadbury’s Creme Egg brownies but with the sunshine today I felt something lighter was in order so decided to make this BBC Good Food recipe.

The bonus of this recipe is that it only needs one bowl and can be rustled up pretty quickly. The recipe makes approximately 20 soft and yummy cookies (depending on size).



150g salted butter (softened)
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
225g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
200g plain chocolate chips or chunks

1) Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2) Put the butter and sugars in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg.

3) Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.

4) Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays.


5) Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.


6) Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.


7) Enjoy! (With a glass of milk or hot drink of your choice!)

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