How to make COOKIE DOUGH

So.. You have been in stunning New Zealand for over a month! You LOVE the country, the people, the landscape, the activities, university, your new friends, the crazy accent, the delicious food BUT you are missing one essential thing to survive your semester abroad. COOKIE DOUGH!

Delicious. Easy. Frozen. Always ready for you. It contains chocolate for energy to help you work late into the night.  It is pretty much the perfect study snack! How on earth do Kiwis survive without this practical, scrumptious treat????

Here is an easy at home recipe to help you get through without your beloved staple.

“But how will I bake when I haven’t even mastered a toasted sandwich??” I hear you cry. Don’t worry I have you covered. This is possibly the simplest recipe ever.

“My awesome accommodation kitchen doesn’t come with mixing bowls, measuring spoons, scales and a Kenwood HM680 Chefette hand mixer… what ever will I do?” Easy. This recipe is student flat friendly.

You will need:


  • EquipmentLarge bowl/pot/saucepan/old plastic container
  • Standard cup/mug
  • Something to mix with (spoon/wooden spoon/hands)
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Teaspoon





Cookie dough ingredients

  • 170 grams room temperature butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar (preferable caster sugar but regular will work)
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence/extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Chocolate chips/M&M’s/anything you like




  1. Cut a chunk of butter that is around 170 grams. YOU DON’T NEED TO WEIGH IT. There are measurements on the pack :)
  2. Use your cup/mug to measure out the white sugar and scoop 4 large spoonful’s of brown sugar into your bowl. Don’t worry about being exact.
  3. Use your fork to mix the butter and sugars until combined and creamy looking.

    Mix butter and sugar

  4. VanillaMix in vanilla.


  5. Add flour and salt and mix until you form a dough

    Mix flour and salt

  6. ChocolateStir in Chocolate chips/M&M’s/anything you like




ENJOY!!! If you have any leftover keep it in the fridge :)

Chocolate Chip Dough