American-Style Cookies in 20 Minutes

American-Style Cookies in 20 Minutes

These only take 20 minutes from start to finish, and there's no need to sift the flour! Perfect served with a glass of milk!

Ingredients: about 18 cookies

Butter (or shortening or margarine)
100 g
Granulated sugar
100 g
Brown sugar
100 g
Vanilla essence
as needed
Cake flour
300 g
Baking soda
5 g
5 g
Chocolate chips
200 g


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/375F. In a bowl, beat the butter until pale.
2. Add both sugars to the bowl.
3. Add the egg and a few drops of vanilla essence.
4. Add the baking powder and salt.
5. Add flour in two batches. There's no need to sift the flour.
6. Add the chocolate chips. Using a spoon, drop the dough onto a baking sheet (do not flatten out after dropping).
7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 180-185°C (375F for American ovens.) If you like your cookies crispy, up to 15 minutes should be fine.
8. They should puff up like this after about 8 minutes. When removed from the oven, they will shrink and become nice and chewy with a soft texture.
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Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make easy American-style cookies, so tried playing around with my Grandma's recipe.