Famous Byron Bay Chocolate Chip Cookies


Famous Byron Bay Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Cream Butter and Sugars:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

3. Add Eggs and Vanilla:

  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract until well combined.

4. Combine Dry Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.

5. Add Chocolate Chips and Nuts:

  • Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

6. Scoop and Bake:

  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden but the centers are still soft.

7. Cool:

  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

8. Serve:

  • Enjoy your delicious Byron Bay-inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage.

These cookies should be chewy on the inside with a slight crisp on the edges, reminiscent of the famous Byron Bay Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy baking and savoring them!