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Dark chocolate chip cookies 
14th-Sep-2010 09:16 pm
cooking


The chocolate chip cookie is a classic and perfect for sharing around the office or with girlfriends over tea/coffee. So perfect I made three batches of them: one for the SO to take to work, one for me to take to work and one reserved for ourselves.

And the icing on the cake - or in this case, the chocolate chip on the cookie - it's so dead simple, the SO now knows the recipe by heart and is happy to mix everything together. That's what you use if you don't have a KitchenAid® Mixer - go old school with manpower.

I should also add these are addictive!



Makes 25 cookies

INGREDIENTS
  • 150g softened butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.

  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

  3. Beat the softened butter, sugars and vanilla extract for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and well combined. Beat in 1 egg before stirring in the flour.

  4. Once smooth, fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the lined trays with space between each.

  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden and cooked. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Comments 
14th-Sep-2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Interesting, all my recipes measure butter with the liquid measurments.
14th-Sep-2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Liquid? Like in quarts? How do you measure butter out then?

We get butter in blocks wrapped in paper, with markings for 50 and 100 gms. So it's easy peasy to whip them out of the fridge, slice out the amount you need without a scale and put the rest back in.
15th-Sep-2010 01:28 am (UTC)
I dunno. I guess us Yanks like measuring butter by volume with tablespoons (TBSP) or cups.
Looking at my sticks again, the fine print says "equal to 4 ounces or 113 grams".
19th-Sep-2010 06:42 am (UTC)
See, I don't get the 'sticks' unit of measurement. What on earth is a 'stick of butter'??
14th-Sep-2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Yummm- I love chocolate chip cookies. They are so easy to make and everybody loves them! I always make them whenever there's a gathering or small event... For more special occasions, I make macarons hehe-

BTW, I haven't heard H.O.T's songs in ages. I think I need to dig through my external hard drive to find some to listen to!
19th-Sep-2010 06:45 am (UTC)
They are yum! And they keep at least a week, so you don't have to worry if you don't get the chance to eat them right away.

*LOL* I ripped my sister's CDs when I was last back in Singapore, including her Korean boyband stuff. But I've never been much of a k-music fan. Nonetheless I highly recommend DJ Masa's mash-ups.
14th-Sep-2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, these look absolutely gorgeous. And wonderfully simple too. Am now half-tempted to try making them while home, though I'll probably have to experiment with different times using the toaster oven instead. Hm.

I hope you don't mind a question from the baking ignoramus: Did you have to grease the baking paper/parchment before use?
19th-Sep-2010 06:51 am (UTC)
You don't have an oven at home? I'm not sure how well they'd work in a toaster oven, since you won't be able to control the temperature very well.

And no, you don't need to with the butter content in these. I would recommend that as they cool, you move them around the paper while they're still malleable (but not so hot you burn your fingers), so they don't stick.
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