Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies (or biscuits, if you'd prefer to call them that.) Except when those chocolate chip cookies have about three chocolate chips in them. Per batch. Not cool!

The beauty of making them yourself is that you can control the chocolate content. And the type of chocolate! Tiny white chocolate chips, or large bitter dark chocolate chunks. The choice is yours.

Choc Chip Cookies
(Makes 36)

150g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tspn vanilla extract (or 1 tspn vanilla essence)
1 egg
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
1/2 tspn salt
125g chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper.

In a mixer (or using a set of electric hand beaters) beat the butter, sugars and vanilla until it forms a thick, pale and fluffy mixture. Slowly beat in the egg.

Stir in the sifted flour and salt, then add the choc chips (or chunks ;p ).

Roll the dough into small balls (about two teaspoons full) and place on the baking trays. Don't squash them down - just leave them as little balls otherwise they'll spread too much and look like flat discs rather than chunky biscuits.

Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes in the oven, or until they look pale gold. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool (or be eaten, whichever comes first!)


Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

Choc chip cookies are great. I like them when they are still warm from the oven and the chocolate is still oozy.

Another new blog, Yay. Good luck!

The Recipe Binder said...

I'm not allowed to eat them straight from the oven - have burnt the skin off the roof of my mouth too many times. ;p

And thanks! :)

Mimi said...

i agree when you said that everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. i don't think i've ever met anyone who said no to one. :)

i will now follow you. follow me too please? :)

emily needsmoresugar said...

i loooooove a good choc chip cookie!
i'm having post dinner time sugar cravings so this is killing me.. haha.

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