Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


Missed the kitchen after a few days out, I decided to bake my boys' favorite chocolate chips cookies. I packed some for someone whom I hope to see if I made it to KL soon.....The name of these chocolate chips is rather big uhh!...but so far out of the many recipes of this cookies, I always find this one is the best received by kids. There are two ways of approaching this recipe. I found out that some people like their cookies crunchy and some like them chewy. All depending on how long you put the cookies in the oven. If you want them to be crunchy like my kids do, bake them for about 13 - 15 minutes, but if you want them chewy, 10 minutes will do the trick. Some people recommended the use of ice cream scoop for evenly size cookies but the cookies come out rather big for my liking. I prefer using small rounded teaspoon for the job. Here is the recipe and you can find it here too:-http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies/Detail.aspx


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips ( i only use 1 cup )
1 cup chopped walnuts (macadamia nuts are lovely too)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 175C or 350F
  2. Cream together the butter, the 2 sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve the baking soda in hot water. Add to the batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased tin.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are nicely brown.
  4. Enjoy

4 comments:

Dad of Four said...

Must ask wifey to bake this one..One prob though, she hates baking! She'd rather cook nasi briyani and the like for 100-200 pple than baking a jar of cookies!

zaitgha said...

dof,

nice of u to drop by, hates is kinda strong word ya...this ones are nice for kids, but for for us adults i have espresso choc chip cookies which really my personal favorite....ask nicely sure she bake some for you ha ha ha....

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

zai,

oooh.... yum yum yummmy.
i love my chocolate chip cookies chewy.
you're quite something, you know. you macam wizard-lah... you make it look so so easy.. i can imagine you masuk kitchen, take out your wand, and viola! the cookies, the cupcakes, the glazed cakes with oh-so-lovely icing...would just appear like magic.

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this