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. Rating: 5

    I thought that the raw flour could have nasty stuff like e.coli in it and that is why you shouldn’t eat raw dough… (of course i still do.)

  2. Rating: 5

    They came out great. Really yummy, thanks Ann!

  3. Rating: 5

    The recipe was very easy to follow. The cookies are without the pretzels.

  4. I really love your videos and your recipes but i am a vegetarian (cannot have eggs too) so i just try to make recipes that i can make . I really appreciate the effort you put into the videos (in short i just love your videos and recipes .??

  5. Rating: 4.5

    Hi Ann, my cookie batter turned out more crumbly and couldnt form a ball. After I baked it, the butter separated from the cookie leaving a greasy cookie, and the cookies became flat. The flavour was really good, but mine does not look nearly as good as yours 🙁 could you please help

  6. Rating: 4.5

    I tried to make these cookies today, however, they turned out quite sandy before, and after baking.
    Any idea what I had done wrong?

  7. Hi Ann (or helper)!

    Does this cookie taste of coconut? If it does, could I leave it out or substitute?


    • Hi Rachel, it is not really a coconut flavour. It gives more of a texture. You could leave it out if preferred.

      • Thank you 🙂

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