Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi everyone,

It has been a while since I have updated, it has been a crazy few weeks with post graduation stress of looking for work and all of that nonsense. I finally have some time and the mood to sit down right now to give you this wonderful classic favourite treat for all ages - Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

It took me 3 batches of cookies before it came out the way that I am happy with. I am inclined to blame the oven because since it's heating panel is on the bottom, it burned all of my cookies on the bottom and undercooked the top part of it. I am no clue if it is the recipe or some other factor to it. But after 3 tries and 2 different recipes, it came out just the way I like it. Although I wish it wasn't so spread out. But I can't complain, it still taste fantastic, it has a nice crisp skin with a soft and chewy bite to it.

I should be ashamed for failing at chocolate chip cookies, but let me tell you, chocolate chip cookies may be a simple recipe, but things do go wrong at times. For this recipe, I had to double layer my cookies sheet to prevent the bottom of the cookie from burning. I had to test bake a few batches with different cookie sheets just to see the difference, and lastly, I had to adjust the oven temperature and the location that the cookie will be baked ( bottom/middle/top section of the oven). It came out great eventually and now I know how to bake chocolate chip cookies in my pathetic oven with a only bottom heating panel * I hope to be moving out to a place where the oven will be much better, preferably a fan forced oven * =)

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source : Betty Crocker cook book 

3/4 cup of caster sugar
3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1 cup of butter - Approx 229 grams
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups of chocolate chips ( Milk/Dark/White)

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Cream the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla extract till it is well combined. Then add in the flour, baking soda and salt into the butter mixture. Finally add in the chocolate chips into the mixture. I added in dark and milk chips.

Drop teaspoon full of cookies on to a baking tray and bake it for 8-10 minutes.

Hope you enjoy the recipe

R. Deou

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