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In the kitchen with Porter Davis Homes

6 November 2020 - 3 min read

Michael’s chocolate chip cookies

Learn how to make New Home Consultant Michael’s simple cookies from Cafe Delites


  • 1/2 cup (125 g) stick butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup (or coconut syrup,  maple syrup or honey may be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips…..or more


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F). Microwave the butter for about 30 seconds to just barely melt it (half soft and half melted).
  2. Beat the butter with the brown and white sugar/s until creamy and pale in colour and sugar has dissolved. Pour in the syrup, vanilla and the egg, and lightly beat until just mixed through.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, mixing until combined. If needed, add in one tablespoon of extra flour at a time until the dough is still soft but easy to handle and firm enough to form one large ball
  4. Fold in half of the chocolate chips with your hands.
  5. Scoop out 18-20 balls and arrange them on a lined baking sheet. Press the remaining chocolate chips onto the tops of each cookie.
  6. Bake for about 10-11 minutes. The cookies will look pale and puffed up, but should be golden around the edges. DO NOT OVER BAKE or your cookies will become hard once they have cooled.
  7. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 30 minutes.

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