Best Ever Cookies Recipe

Is this the best ever cookies recipe? With a crisp outer layer and a soft, chewy centre, these super tasty cookies are easy to make. Keep the dough balls in the refrigerator and you could have tasty cookies on the table in no time.

20 Mins 7 Mins plus cooling time Easy 24 cookies


  • 250g butter
  • 225g soft brown sugar
  • 225 caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 250g Scottish rolled oats, ground/milled
  • 370g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips or crushed chocolate bars


  1. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix together well.
  4. Sift the flour and salt and add to the egg mixture along with the ground oats.
  5. Mix thoroughly into a soft dough.
  6. Break off pieces of the dough into 60g pieces and roll into balls.
  7. Flatten the dough balls slightly with the palm of your hands and place these on the baking sheets leaving space between them as they will spread out during baking.
  8. Press some chocolate into the flattened dough.
  9. Bake in the oven at 180°C, (fan 160°C, gas mark 4) for 7 minutes for the perfect soft, chewy textured cookies (or 10 minutes if you prefer them crunchier).
  10. Leave to cool on the trays for about 10 minutes then transfer onto a cooling wire to cool completely.
Best Ever Cookies Recipe

Recipe notes by the editor

Keep the dough balls (flattened or otherwise) in the refrigerator and you could have tasty cookies on the table in 10 minutes. Be sure to keep each separated with a bit of parchment paper so they dont stick together.

Why not get the kids to design their own cookies when pressing the chocolate chips into the flattened dough before baking (mine love to use a mix of white, milk and dark chocolate chips). And you can use raisins instead of chocolate.

This is indeed the best ever Cookies Recipe.

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