Ann Reardon

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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There aren’t many guarantees in life but here’s one … if you use my secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need to hide them or they’ll all be gone before the day is out. Rich, chewy, chocolatey, with a delicious pretzel crunch, they are best served warm with a glass of cold milk. After experimenting with many choc-chip cookie recipes (which all seemed strangely similar to each other), I decided to create my own version that’s completely different. As a bonus it’s an egg-free cookie recipe, so you can also nibble the uncooked dough or use it in cookie dough ice-cream.

A couple of years ago while visiting New York, I tasted a cookie with pretzels in it, they gave the crunch you’d normally get from adding nuts but a slightly different flavor. So when I started experimenting with choc-chip cookies (or biscuits as we call them in Australia), I used these savory snacks to balance the sweetness of the chocolate chunks.

They turned out a treat. So go on, get baking and share the love, but be prepared for them to go fast!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ingredients

Makes 12 generous cookies
125g (4.41 ounces) or 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp margarine
2 Tablespoons or 42g (1.48 ounces) glucose syrup
1 cup or 160g (5.64 ounces) plain all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup or 109g (3.84 ounces) white sugar
1/2 cup or 116g (4.09 ounces) brown sugar
1/4 cup or 20g (0.71 ounces) desiccated coconut
2 cups or 350g (12.35 ounces) chopped good quality chocolate
1 cup mini pretzels


Bake in oven at 150C (302 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes (20 minutes if you want them crunchy).

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  1. Hi Ann Reardon I watched your video many, many times! I really want to try making it. It looked so good!

    • I forgot to tell you that I will make this recipe when I come back from Korea.

  2. I just made them, they are delicious!

  3. I used a half cup of butter and 3T of corn syrup. I did Nestle’s dark chocolate chips since they come in a large size. These cookies are yummy! Here’s my picture:

  4. Ann, I would also like to know if you have any baby shower ideas. Thanks!

  5. I created these Cookies for my friend and she loved them. your an amazing cook. would you be able to do a baby shower cake decorating video on your channel?
    Keep up with the awesome recipies.

  6. Made these and they turned out great! (: Didn’t have corn syrup or glucose syrup so made my own corn syrup using sugar and water and used it ^^ Also added in a few tablespoons of milk as the batter was a tad bit dry in my opinion. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • very creative, well done Gwen

  7. Hi Ann,
    For the desiccated coconut, should it be sweetened or plain?
    Thank you!

    • hi lee, plain coconut

  8. Hi Anne I’m allergiced to coconuts… What should I use I am a young chef (11) Me and my big brother can’t have coconut. Can someone help me?????

  9. hey, how much grams of flour would i need?

  10. Hi Ann! My family and I aren’t a big fan of pretzels, and I was just wondering if I could leave them out? Would it change the texture or taste? I hope I get a reply.

  11. Hi ann , I can’t find many pretzels at where I live , should I leave it out or what else should I use to replace it ??? Plz , I have to make these cookies !!

  12. Hey Ann,
    I want to try these, but I can’t get hold of neither glucose syrup or corn syrup or any other syrup except honey. Is there any possible substitute?

    • Hi! You can use golden syrup too! She once answered a viewer who had the same question! 🙂

  13. Hi Ann!
    These cookies look absolutely amazing!!
    I am baking these for an Easter party tomorrow and i bet everyone will be begging for the recipe!
    I was wondering if i can enter a cookie bake-off with this recipe, is it alright with you?

  14. Hi can I avoid the coconut part and substitute it with anything else?

    • hi yes you can decrease the cocount and increase the flour

  15. Hi Ann, i love Your show so much. so i Wonder if you can make a Norwegian caramel pudding?

  16. Hi Ann,
    Just wanted to know if the pretzels are necessary, as I don’t really like pretzels, and also what does the coconut do, or can I again avoid it??

  17. Hi Ann!
    I tried these cookies today and they were delicious.My mum wanted to bake something for my last day of school and they were the best!
    Can I ask is there a substitute to the gulcose/corn syrup?

    • Hi Alex, you can use golden syrup but it will have a different flavour

      • Thanks Ann!

  18. Hey Ann,
    i made these cookies and folooed your recipie and my cookies came out very flat. I don’t know what i did wrong…. Please help i want to nail this recipie.

    • Hi Ashley double check your oven temp, but they are fairly flat.

  19. hi ann!
    can i ask what chocolate did you use? was it semi sweet choco chips or milk choco? hope you reply. Thank you!

    • Hi ebib, I used milk chocolate

  20. can I ask you how much butter in cupshould I use thanks.

    • hi sabrin 125g= 1/2 cup butter

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