Nigella Lawson has shared her recipe for delicious chocolate chip cookies – and fans are dubbing it the ‘best’ one they have ever tried.

The television chef, 60, took to Instagram and alongside a photo of some tasty treats fresh out of the oven, she penned: ‘It’s a bit hot for baking, but just because the chocolate chip cookies are #recipeoftheday doesn’t mean you actually have to make them today!

Brown Cookies on White Ceramic Plate

Picture by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels

‘Still, they are very good, even if I do say so myself… And those in the Southern Hemisphere needn’t worry about the heat!’

She went on to say that the recipe will help to create a cookie which is tender and boasts fudgy chewiness but still maintains an edge of crisp bite.

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Here is how you can make them at home:


Makes: approx. 14

150 grams soft unsalted butter

125 grams soft light brown sugar

100 grams caster sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 egg (fridge-cold)

1 egg yolk (fridge-cold)

300 grams plain flour

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 x 326 grams packet milk chocolate morsels or chips

Photo by Lis Parsons sourced from Nigella Lawson’s Instagram


Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C Fan/325°F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Melt the butter and let it cool a bit. Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melted butter over them and beat together.

Beat in the vanilla, the cold egg and cold egg yolk until your mixture is light and creamy.

Slowly mix in the flour and bicarb until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips.

Scoop the cookie dough into an American quarter-cup measure or a 60ml/quarter cup round icecream scoop and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, plopping the cookies down about 8cm apart. You will need to make these in 2 batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches.


Bake for 15–17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Fans took to Nigella’s website after trying the recipe dubbing it one of the best they have ever tried.

“There is no need to ever look for another chocolate chip cookie recipe, as these are the ultimate,” one user wrote.  “It doesn’t matter who eats them, they always proclaim these as the best they have ever had. I have made them so many times that I don’t even look in the book anymore. These are perfect in every way!”

Another one wrote, “These are absolutely delicious. So quick to make.”

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