Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

How could any one resist chomping down on a delicious chocolate chip cookie? I am sure it is every kids favourite cookie. And pair it with a glass of cold milk .. even yummier! I personally prefer a chewy chocolate chip cookies but I do know of friends who prefer the crunchy ones. The most famous crunchy chocolate chip cookie which comes to my mind would be "Famous Amos".

When I first came across this recipe from Alice Medrich claiming to be the "best chocolate chip cookie ever", I knew I had to give it a shot. Maybe to proof otherwise. After having made them, I do have to agree that they are delicious and very much addictive. You can reduce the baking time about a minute to have a more chewy cookie or increase it by another minute to have a crispier one! Isn't this good - one recipe to cater to two different taste.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Adapted from 'Cookies and Brownies' by Alice Medrich


Ingredients:

226g (2 sticks) unsalted salted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:

1) oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until very creamy (If using an electric mixer, beat 4 minutes on medium speed).

20 Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until very creamy, about 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Finally, add chocolate chips and mix well. If you want, refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to harden it a little and make it easier to work with.

3) Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough two inches apart onto a baking sheet lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, or lined with parchment paper.

4) Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

5) Transfer cookies to a wire rack or a cool surface. Wait about 5 minutes before serving.

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13 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

Oh, this is a classic bake! I was thinking of trying out some choc chip cookies and here you are! Thanks so much! If it's so versatile, it's truly worth to try.

NEL, the batter baker said...

Looks like the perfect cookie! I love your bowls :)

CaThY said...

wow, looks very yummy =)

busygran said...

Nobody can resist choc chip cookies! Very tempting!

The Duo Dishes said...

It almost looks like they have nuts in them. Or oats even. A perfect chocolate chip cookie is all you need to feel good on a down day.

Jo said...

Hi Duo Dishes, I must confess that I did add some almond nibs to the cookies.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

my favourite cookies will be always chocolate chips cookies, yours looks so good that making me craving for some.

Allie said...

You have a beautiful blog! I'm definitely trying this recipe...Alice Medrich is a genius! :)

Julie said...

Hi,

It's been awhile since I baked cookies, and yours look so delicious, they might just inspire me to bake some soon :)

Best wishes,
Julie

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm....one of my favourite cookies. I wonder who can resist chocolate chip cookies. Definitely not me. I have just finished a whole batch that I made the other day. I need to make again :D

tigerfish said...

I can't resist chocolate chip cookies too!

noobcook said...

beautiful and irresistible looking :)

Yummy Koh said...

irresistible cookies ...

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