Friday, January 31, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you live with a five year old you need to make cookies. I am making it sound like a punishment but it was so much fun. I made two different types of cookies and my niece helped me. I put a chair for her in the kitchen and she was standing on it through out. We had lots of fun. When you are doing something that the kids like they become very generous with kisses, hugs and what not. Do remember to take out time from all the cooking to take full advantage of the situation. ;)

I had made these cookies even before Christmas but getting a chance to post them now. These cookies fall into the category of soft, chewy and thick cookies. I don't know about you but I am the one who likes soft and chewy cookies. No other kind of cookies can please me. Maybe that's the reason the other chocolate filled cookies couldn't win my heart. They were not chewy, less softer than these and one could easily break them. I would put up the recipe for the chocolate filled cookies as well very soon.

I shaped the cookies differently this time. I made the cookies jagged head. The cookies had a rough and cranky surface which added to the texture and the looks. The softness and the texture of the cookie was enhanced by the melted butter, extra egg yolk and the brown sugar. I absolutely love the brown sugar texture in all the dessert. Be precise with the measurement and the shaping steps and these cookies will surely rock your world.
Lets hear out the recipe for these cookies and let them be their own judge.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 24 large cookies
Recipe Source: Brown Eyed Baker

1. 300 grams all purpose flour
2. 1/2 tsp baking Soda
3. 1 1/2 stick butter or 170 grams butter
4. 200 grams dark brown sugar
5. 100 grams granulated white sugar
6. 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
7. 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8. 150 grams semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Mix in the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, baking soda) together and keep aside.
2. Melt the butter and beat in the brown and the white sugar in it either by hand or an electric beater.
   I do it by hand and that's why I powder the white granulated sugar before putting it in the butter. 
   It takes much less time to blend in the powdered sugar in the butter.
3. Now add in the eggs and vanilla extract and blend well.
4. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture. Also add the chocolate chips.
5. Make a dough out of this mixture.
6. Pre heat oven to 165 degree celsius. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
7. Take about 50 grams of dough in your hand. Make a ball out of it and break the dough ball into half from the center. 
   Rotate both the halves by 90 degrees to bring the rough surface upwards. Join both the halves at the bottom by sticking them together
   and make them into a single ball. Make sure that you don't even out the surface while doing this.
8. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes until they start to crisp out on the edges. They will be 
   golden brown in color, edges would have started to harden out and the centers would still feel soft.
9. Take the baking parchment out of the oven. Let them cool. If you try to take the cookies off the parchment paper
   when hot, the cookies would break. Take them off once cooled.
10. Serve with milk or just like that.

These are my most favorite cookies. I still remember their taste in my mouth. Make them and keep them in an air tight container. 

Have fun baking and eating :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Emilie,

    Thanks for your appreciation and kind words. I will join