Thursday, 14 January 2010

Chocolate chip cookies

I haven't baked this year yet. It's a beautiful summer day and I have a friend coming around shortly for coffee and a catchup in the sun. I dug out a recipe I found years ago for chocolate chip cookies and thought I'd see how it works with my new cookie cutters and non-stick rolling pin. Turns out I couldn't use either; the quantity of chocolate chips means that this recipe is best rolled into balls which flatten out as they cook. This recipe makes about 28 large cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 185 g butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix together the cooled melted butter with the sugars. Beat in the vanilla essence and egg.
  4. Mix in the sifted ingredients and the chocolate chips.
  5. Place large spoonfuls of dough on greased trays and bake for 15 minutes. Cool on baking trays and then transfer to a wire rack.
Chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven
This recipe makes great chewy cookies. They are crispy on the outside and chewy in the centre. They are also good for making smaller cookies, perfect for coffee dunking!

3 comments:

Jen and Tonic said...

I made these tonight and they were AMAZING. The picture made me want to bake :)

Café Chick said...

This batch didn't last long - it was gobbled up by helpful volunteers within two days! I am going to make some smaller-sized cookies for my Mad Hatter's Tea Party next weekend. Stay tuned to see what else I bake for it.

bettyl said...

I'm always looking for a good cookie recipe, but I expected you to call them 'biscuits'!