Classic Valentine's Gift Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Welcome to our super sweet guide on making the ultimate drop chocolate chip cookies! These cookies are perfect for anyone looking for a decadent treat that's both easy to make and absolutely delicious. Let's get started!


Here's what you'll need:

  • Plain Flour: 80g
  • Unsalted Butter: 100g
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Salt: A pinch
  • Egg Yolk: One
  • Chocolate Chips: 55g
  • Almond Slabs: 35g
  • Decorative Chocolate Chips: 10g

Make sure you have all these ingredients handy before you begin.

Tools Needed

You'll need the following tools:

  • Silpat
  • Silpan
  • Reusable Oven Tray

These tools will ensure that your cookies come out perfectly.


Before we start baking, here are some initial steps:

  • Soften the butter at room temperature (you can quickly heat it up in a microwave if needed).
  • Roast the almonds at 160 degrees Celsius in the oven for 10 minutes until they're crispy.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

The Baking Process

Now, let's move on to the main event:

1. In a bowl, combine the plain flour, sugar, salt, egg yolk, and butter. Mix until everything is well combined.

2. Add the roasted almonds and chocolate chips to the mixture. Stir gently until everything is well combined.

3. Drop the cookie dough by spoonfuls onto the prepared silpat. Space them about 5 cm apart.

4. Press the dough down slightly using the back of a spoon.

5. Transfer the cookies to the prepared oven tray.

6. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.

7. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

And there you have it! A batch of super delicious drop chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy them fresh, or store them in an airtight container for future snacking. 

This recipe is a classic favorite and can be easily customized. Feel free to swap out the chocolate chips for dark chocolate shavings, or try adding a sprinkle of sea salt for a unique twist. Happy baking!