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The Hummingbird Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 02, 2011
I mentioned on Twitter that I'd made a batch of cookies from The Hummingbird Bakery book and had a few people asking me to post the recipe. I've made these cookies twice now and I can honestly say that they are the best cookies I've ever made- my favourite cookies are soft and chewy- almost gooey in the middle (like the Millie's cookies, or M&S ones) and these completely fit the bill. I am SO impressed with The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook- the brownies I've made from it are also the best brownies I've ever made and all of the cupcakes I've tried are fantastic too. I can't praise it enough.

The book would make a perfect present for Mothers Day- or just for yourself! It is so beautifully presented and looks gorgeous on your shelf. They've also recently launched a new book - The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days which I am eager to get my hands on!

Obviously all credit for the recipe goes to The Hummingbird Bakery - I have also added a few extra comments to it.

Ingredients for 24 large cookies

225g unsalted butter at room temperature (it's important for the butter to be slightly soft as otherwise it's impossible to cream with the sugar- I made this mistake the first time and it was not much fun trying to mix it together!)
350g light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
400g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons bicarb of soda
225g dark chocolate, roughly chopped (I decided to use equal amounts of dark, white and milk chocolate instead)
4 baking trays lined with greaseproof paper


1) Pre-heat the oven to 170°C

2) Put the butter and sugar in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Turn the mixer down to slow speed and beat in the vanilla extract.

3) Add the flour, salt and bicarbanote of soda and mix well until a smooth dough is formed. Stir in the chopped chocolate.

4) Arrange 6 equal amounts of cookie dough on each baking tray. Make sure there is enough space for them to spread out while baking (although if they do merge together just cut them apart when they're just out of the oven!).

5) Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes (I think mine were ready at about 13 minutes), or until golden brown around the edges. Leave the cookies to cool slightly on the trays before turning out onto a wire cooking rack to cool completely.

6) Enjoy!

Do let me know if you try making these- they really are divine!
11 comments on "The Hummingbird Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies"
  1. these look so good! I really want that recipe book now! I stopped baking for a long time because I was just getting fat lol so now I bake for other people, its great! x

  2. Ahhh daisy they look so good! I'm excited now to try the cupcakes! Xx

  3. they look so yummy! i definitely need to invest in the hummingbird cook book seen some many yummy things on blogs!xxx

  4. These look soooo good!

    I've seen quite a few posts on different blogs with recipes from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook in...I seriously need to buy this book to give some of these a go myself!


  5. Oh yum, I've been craving cookies all weekend!

  6. Woahh those look delicious!

    I'm trying these out for myself tomorrow!


  7. i made these and they were amazing. you can find pictures of it on here:


  8. I've just made a batch- delicious! A tip from the hummingbird book- to beat the butter and sugar for 5-7 mins so they don't flatten when cooking. Thanks for the post! xx

  9. Tried this recipe, was disappointed........all I could taste was bicarbonate of soda! Had to throw them away. Did the recipe again with no bicarbonate of soda and they were lovely!! Think maybe recipe was wrote wrong?

    1. Oh no! Sucks that your first attempt went badly! I just checked the recipe and it is all correct so not too sure why it went wrong- at least they were nice the 2nd time round :) x

  10. loved these cookies thanks for posting the recipe.


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