Easy chocolate chip cookies to bake with your toddler

easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for baking with toddlers

We all know that the reality of baking with a toddler can be somewhat different from the wholesome, ‘Pinterest perfect’ dream. No matter how good our intentions might be, the carnage of flour being thrown around the kitchen and margarine being eaten direct from the tub is enough to test even the most patient of us! So dishes that are quick and easy to throw together are a must! Enter this super easy chocolate chip cookie recipe…

easy chocolate chip cookies for toddlers

I was practically brought up on these chocolate chip cookies. My mum still has a batch freshly made whenever we visit, and my Nanna before her was the cookie (cake, buns, sugar…) queen. I’m not really a baker myself, preferring to experiment with savoury dishes instead, but this is one recipe that I have most definitely adopted for my own brood!

I love how simple it is. The cookie mixture is so quick to make and I don’t have to prepare or measure anything out in advance of getting the toddler involved. I tend to measure out the ingredients and Taylor will add them to the mixing bowl. We then take it in turns with the mixing. Yes it can get messy, but at least it’s over quick!

And most importantly, they taste delicious!

easy chocololate chip cookie recipe

Easy chocolate chip cookies for toddlers (serves 12):


100g margarine

75g soft light brown sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

175g self-raising flour

100g Chocolate/ chocolate chips

2 tbsp milk


  • Heat the oven to 180C.
  • Beat the margarine together with the sugar until light and fluffy
  • If using a bar of chocolate (we love Dairy Milk!) bash it with a rolling pin (still in the wrapper) to break up into chocolate chips
  • Stir in the syrup, flour, chocolate chips. Mix well.
  • Place spoonfuls on greased baking trays and bake in the over for 10-12 minutes.

Remove from the tray and place on a wire rack to cool.


Adapted from a recipe originally featured in Be-ro Home Recipes


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