Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yohei has been bugging me for chocolate chip cookies so after dinner last night, we made some. Since it's Christmas, we thought we could bake some tree-shaped ones and Yohei wanted the boy & girl shapes. They didn't really turn out that well. The tree almost lost its shape after baking. Lesson? The mould must have very defined shapes so it can withstand the baking without losing its shape.

So it's back to conventional round shape for the rest of the batch :P

This is a slightly different recipe that LeeLee (Hugbear) shared on M4M. The dough turned out firmer (i.e., can shape with hands) quite unlike LeeLee's recipe where I could only use tea spoons to drop the cookies onto the baking tray. Maybe I didn't get it right with LeeLee's but anyway, here's the recipe. It's a tad sweet for me so I'd cut back on the sugars if I do use it again:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by Connie from Kitchen Capers Forum
Yields about 40 small cookies

125g Butter
70g Castor sugar
70g Brown sugar
½ tsp Vanilla essence
1 Egg
260g Self-raising flour
130g Chocolate chips (Add more if you like more choc chips)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
  2. Sift the flour, set aside.
  3. Beat butter, essence and sugars using mixer until smooth.
  4. Add egg and beat until well combined.
  5. Stir in sifted flour and the remaining ingredients.
  6. Take rounded teaspoons of mixture and roll into balls.
  7. Place balls about 4cm apart on slightly greased oven trays or line with baking sheet.
  8. Bake in pre heated oven for 15 minutes or until browned.
  9. Cool in trays for short while and transfer to wire rack for cooling.

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