Chocolate Chip Sultana Cookies

Five Steps to a Crunchy-Chewy Treat

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Have you ever thought of cookies as a natural travelling companion? Cookies were the first travel companions in the 14-century because they stored well for several days.

Cookies also remind me of the days we used to go on botanical field trips, in remote areas, with no signs of hotels or cafés. After spending long hours, in search of wild flora and fauna, in the heat of the sun, we settled down to a cool drink and cookies, spread with chunky peanut butter and a bar of chocolate to top it all off. Then the search for flora continued, for another three-to-four hours, before we called it a day and went back to the camping site, to dry the plants, overnight and prepare for the next gruelling day.

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Today I’m going to share with you the recipe for Chocolate Chip Sultana Cookies, one of my favourites. This recipe is so easy to make but the result is very welcoming, you’ll make it over and over again. I hope you enjoy it. If you ever go out camping or hiking or anywhere in the wild, you will learn to appreciate cookies, the way I do.

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Always assemble all ingredients before starting

Always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

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Add butter to the sugars
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Beat until fluffy, then add egg
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Beat until fluffy
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Add flour, chocolate bits and sultanas
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Stir until combined
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Roll rounded teaspoons of the mixture into balls. Place 4cm apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or till lightly browned.

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Chocolate Chip Sultana Cookies

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Total cooking time: 15-20 minutes; Makes: 50-60 depending on size


  • 125g (½ cup, 4½oz) butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 110 g (½ cup, 4oz) sugar
  • 100g (½ cup, 3½oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 260g (2 cups, 9½) self-raising flour
  • 140g (⅔ cup, 5oz) chocolate bits
  • 100g (½ cup, 3½) sultanas chopped


  1. Assemble all ingredients. Sift flour. Grease baking sheets(s), line with parchment paper (greaseproof paper).
  2. Beat butter, vanilla essence and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, beat until fluffy.
  3. Stir in sifted flour, chocolate bits and sultanas, until combined.
  4. Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place balls 3-4cm apart on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 360°F (180°C) about 20 minutes or until browned. Cool.

Points to Note:

  • Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked these cookies at 360°F (180°C) for 20 minutes.
  • Brown sugar tends to form lumps, so be careful.
  • Makes 50-60 cookies depending on size.
  • I would advise that you use parchment paper, so cookies don’t overbrown at the bottom.
  • I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter. You can use cup measures, but please note if you scoop flour directly from the bag you will end up with 150-185 g of flour instead of the recommended 125g. I suggest you spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. You can also sift the flour first then scoop. (The best solution: buy a weighing scale!!!)


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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

15 thoughts

      1. I never had the chocolate sultan cookies before. My kids usually just like chocolate chip cookies and macadamia with cranberries and white chocolates. We are looking for a different cookie recipe and I just found one. Thank you! 🙂

        1. You should try it. It tastes very nice, it’s chewy and with a chocolate crunch. I love macadamia, cranberries and white chocolate too, it tastes awesome but macadamia is very expensive here, so I don’t make it that often. Enjoy the cookies if you ever make them!!! Have a lovely week!

  1. Hi Liz! I’m glad that you found my blog, and glad that I found yours! Cookies are nice to have around at home and while away from home, as well. Many years ago, I always brought cookies along when we went fishing–they tasted SO good, and fishing really brought out my appetite! This recipe looks good, too. I never thought of adding raisins to chocolate chip cookies.

    1. I’m glad you came here too. I love cookies, I always have a batch or two, right now I have some peanut butter cookies I made for the blog but haven’t posted yet. It seems you don’t go fishing anymore, I have never really gone fishing, I think it’s high time I gave it a go. The sultanas give a chewy taste to the cookies, I love that. I used to buy the Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut Chocolate many years ago. It had nuts like macadamia and cashew, some sultanas embedded in the chocolate. Used to be one of my favourite treats. I remember that on the day I made these cookies and it prompted me to add sultanas. Thanks and have a lovely weekend!!

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