Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, I made the famous and popular treat everyone knows. I made this recipe again from this site: http://joyofbaking.com/ChocolateChipCookies.html
They were good the only thing is that I LOVE when my cookies ( chocolate chip especially ) are nice and soft long after they are baked. Unfortunately this is not the recipe. But it does not mean it was a bad recipe. These cookies I did enjoy, it is just I can still on the search for the nice and soft chocolate chip cookies. 
I tried many chocolate chip cookies that were hard so once I finally find that recipe that is nice and soft, I will post it right up :). 

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white  sugar
  • 3/4 cup (160 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (270 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (100 grams) walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) with rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the white and brown sugars and beat until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until incorporated, adding the chocolate chips and nuts (if using) about half way through mixing. If you find the dough very soft, cover and refrigerate until firm (from 30 minutes to two hours).  
For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough (35 grams) onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake about 10 - 14 minutes , or until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely on wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen - 3 inch round cookies.
Note: You can freeze this dough. Form the dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze and then place the balls of dough in a plastic bag, seal, and freeze. When baking, simply place the frozen balls of dough on a baking sheet and bake as directed - may have to increase baking time a few minutes.

Oh I also didn't use any walnuts or nuts, which turned out good without them.
Enjoy :)

26 comments:

  1. You made me hungry, you better send some to me or I'll fall in comma until one of those wakes me up.

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  2. Not bad! Personally, I've found the Joy of Baking gives me so-so results. I'm not sure who tested some of the recipes, but it makes me wonder...
    Anyway, if you don't mind some backseat baking advice - ensuring your eggs are at room temperature will make cake and cookie mixes much fluffier. Good call on letting the cookie dough rest for 30 minutes - in fact, letting it rest for a whole day will relax the gluten even more, leading to a much softer cookie as well.
    For puffier chewier cookies, maybe try a little baking powder instead of the soda?
    Happy baking!

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  3. DELICIOUS! I'm going to make some right meow.

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  4. Om nom nom nom looks good, im gonna make some banana bread right now.

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  5. Can i be your taste tester? I'd love to be a second opinion on all this delicious looking food you keep making.

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  6. Looks so great. Your pictures always make me dread my diet because I want sweets so bad! Think I might use my cheat meal at the end of the week for some cookies.

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  7. my GF bakes cupcakes sometimes...they're good but thats about all she ever makes! I know im lucky to even get anything, but some cookies would be rad too you know?! haha

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  8. Your cookies actually look nice, anything I make tastes ok but doesn't look that appealing..

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  9. ahh, these look amazing. :)

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  10. Mein Gott I would die for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I absolutely love them lol. Especially the White chocolate ones.

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  11. I was thinking about doing those cookies, but I can't find the chocolate chips :(

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  12. Chocolate chip cookies, oh man I miss those. So long ago!

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  13. No matter who you are, chances are you love chocolate chip cookies. :P

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  14. Those look really good, yours and the sites.

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  15. nice recipe - might try these bad boys on the weekend :)

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  16. Damn these look delicious, wish i had the time to make some.

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  17. They look awesome! I could (but I shouldn't) eat the whole plate!!!

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  18. i also like them most when they are soft :)

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  19. oh yummmy i love me some chocolate chip cookies!!

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  20. I love the soft ones as well! looking forward until you find that recipe, would love to try it

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  21. Wow they look so delicious, I'm salivating! I'm definitely going to make these soon, thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Mmmm if I was your neighbour and I could smell these I would definitely find an excuse to invite myself over lol

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  23. They look really, really good haha

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