A Delicious Adventure: My First Time Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by Katherine

December 18, 2010
Last Updated on February 29, 2024

Get my hands on trying out a recipe from a baking recipe book today! The book is Baking by Martha Day. Got to love this book with the many photos of some of the steps to guide you along. Without further ado, presenting my first rare baking experience by making chocolate chip cookies! Of ‘cos, with the help of my lovely husband, Feng. ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe

Our first attempt at making chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The recipe is adapted from Martha Day’s recipe in her book!


  • 115 g butter or margarine at room temperature
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 110 g dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 170 g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ⅕ tsp salt
  • 170 g chocolate chips
  • 55 g walnuts chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter or margarine and two sugars together until light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl, mix the egg and vanilla, then gradually beat into the butter mixture.
  4. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  5. Sift the flour mixture into the egg-butter mixture and stir while doing so.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix to combine well.
  7. Place heaped teaspoonfuls of dough 5cm apart on the baking sheet. Bake until lightly coloured, 7-8 minutes.
  8. Transfer to rack to cool.
  9. Cool completely before storing.

Things to Note

The recipe is stated as a recipe for 24 cookies. However it might be ‘cos I’m using a smaller size cookie scoop, I have an estimated 40+ cookies, which is twice the amount! w(°o°)w

Do grease your baking sheets before putting the dough. I’m using a dark non-stick pan hence I’m skipping this step. Also, since I’m using a dark non-stick pan, I put the baking timing as 7-8 minutes. If you are using a normal pan, you should just try the recommended timing as specified in the original recipe as 10-15 minutes.

Overall Experience

The first batch of cookies turned out really brown and crispy, not really to our liking since we like our cookies softer. That might be due to use baking it for 10 minutes even though our cookie size is smaller and using a dark non-stick pan. Subsequently, we adjusted it to 7 1/2 minutes and they turned out less brown and softer. (´ ω `♡)

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