Choc chip cookies by Annabel Langbein

Here is a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, from a lovely cook, food writer and publisher from New Zealand, called Annabel Langbein. Annabel Langbein has a lot of baking and cooking books published with lots of beautiful photos, and her recipes are always so lovely and reliable and are often made with fresh ingredients. I opened a tin of condensed milk a couple of days ago and was a bit worried about how we could use the condensed milk, though I thought of baking chocolate chip cookies, as we also have some dark chocolate at home. I am hoping to bake the chocolate chip cookies today and the cookies would be so lovely to have for morning or afternoon tea or with a cup of coffee or tea in case you feel like something sweet 🕊🍪

Chocolate Chip Cookies

(makes about 70 cookies)

The trick to the best chocolate chip cookies is chopping the chocolate roughly so it melts into luscious nuggets when baked. This is one of those great double recipes that makes a lot of cookies, so you can give half away to a friend or stash them for another day. It’s the sweetened condensed milk that makes them so crispy.


  • 500g butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 500g dark chocolate (I use Whittaker’s 72% Cocoa Dark Ghana), coarsely chopped into chunks


Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in condensed milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and chopped chocolate (don’t overmix). Chill for 15 minutes until the mixture is firm enough to shape and roll.

Preheat oven to 160˚C and line 3 oven trays with baking paper.

Roll mixture into walnut-sized balls and place on cold oven trays, allowing room in between for spreading. Flatten firmly onto trays with the palm of your hand and flatten again with the tines of a fork to make thin, crisp biscuits. Bake until lightly golden (about 15 minutes). Cool then remove from trays and store in an airtight container.

Do you love baking cookies too?


Full recipe found on the Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe page on Annabel Langbein’s website,

Please note: I also wrote an earlier blog post sharing a recipe for a strawberry smoothie, a lemon and honey drink, a lavender and honey face scrub, a couple of healthy muffins, a couple of honey recipes, a hot chocolate recipe by Deliciously Ellablueberry muffinsoats with almond milk and raspberries, a raspberry and blueberry smoothieblueberry bran muffins and an almond and banana smoothie in case you would like to read a couple more posts sharing a couple of healthy recipes (please check the links) 🌸

Disclaimer: please note the full recipe for the Chocolate Chip Cookies is by Annabel Langbein and the photo of the Chocolate Chip Cookies is by Annabel Langbein media (both found on Annabel Langbein’s website) 🕊🌸

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