Recipe by Lace ZhangDifficulty: Easy

4 to 6

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These are killer chocolate cookies and ones I've been modifying the recipe for since a couple years back. The kind that's slightly crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle, redolent of butterscotch-ey flavours that a good cookie should have, and most importantly, just chock-full with an obscene amount of chocolate. When it's hot out of the oven, I sprinkle with flakey sea salt then consume warm, chocolate still molten with a glass of milk. Since they've been heavily requested, here goes..


  • 150g unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    110g white granulated sugar

  • 110g dark brown sugar

    1 egg

    240g all-purpose flour

    3/4 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    10g cornflour

    200g dark chocolate (or more.. Don't let me stop you) chunks or chips or a bar which you will then chop up yourself

    sea salt flakes, for sprinkling


  • In a mixer or using a spatula, beat together the butter, vanilla, salt & both sugars until light and fluffy. The mixture should end up looking creamy and lightened, about 5 minutes or so.
  • Add in the egg and continue beating for about a minute, until mixture is well emulsified.
  • If you're using a chocolate block/bar, chop the chocolate into shards and chunks.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornflour and mix until just combined. Toss in your dark chocolate chunks/chips and mix until just combined.
  • Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees celsius. Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop out your cookies onto your baking tray. If not using immediately, I scoop/portion them and put them in a ziplock bag in the fridge.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are crisp and centres are chewy. Sprinkle immediately with sea salt flakes once out of the oven. Enjoy!

About Me


When not working on recipes in her kitchen, cranking up her overused commercial (yes, you read that right) oven at home, Lace can be found reading about food, writing impassioned paragraphs about food, thinking about food till the wee hours of the night, shopping for groceries as a serious sport, or gazing longingly at bakery displays.




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