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200g Softened butter
100g Soft brown sugar
100g Granulated sugar
1/2 tspn Vanilla essence
225g Plain flour
1/2 tspn Bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
200g Chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.
Cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy then beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Stir in the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and finally the chocolate chips.
Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet. Leave at least 10cm spaces between cookies (they will spread in the oven).
Bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool slightly then transfer onto a wire cooling rack.