Well after last week and our first venture into Brownies, I thought it only right to follow on with another Chocolate big hitter – the Chocolate Chip Cookie
Now let me start by saying I’m not American – which honestly in this arena puts me at a distinct disadvantage
What the Americans don’t know about cookies frankly ain’t worth knowing, I spent a lot of time out there and their addiction to cookies and even to cookie dough knows NO limits, its a staple, food of life kind thing for most Americans I came across, so in this case I bow to their superior knowledge
Much soul searching went on in this quest to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie *wipes crumbs* its been a challenge let me tell you.
The qualities I was looking for was a chewy, crunchy outer and still slightly soft centre, I want cookies that children and husbands will burn their fingers and tongues on as they cant wait to hoover them into their mouths, oozing with chocolate chips, moist and where one is NEVER going to be enough. That’s what I’m looking for
And there is one recipe that I just keep coming back to, its my ‘ole faithful’ when it comes to a cookie fix, its done in no time and with virtually little effort, and can generally be knocked up from the contents of my fridge and store cupboard *very important when you NEED a chocolate fix IMMEDIATELY
Its the one that started with an urban myth about a woman who inadvertantly paid $250 for a recipe for cookies from one of the high end American Stores, you can read about the story here
I have made some changes from the original, changing the sugars to light muscovado and golden caster as I think it adds to the sweet/treacly nature. I really think its the oats whizzed down that adds something special here – its a completely different flavour from a flour only cookie
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 125g butter
- 170g chocolate chips
- 250g plain flour
- 125g light muscovado sugar
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 125ml golden caster sugar
- 125g grated Cadbury chocolate
- 312g blended oatmeal/rolled oats
- 1 eggs
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Measure oatmeal/rolled oats, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Cream the butter and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts.
Roll into small golf balls, and place 5cm apart on a baking tray.
Bake for 10 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4.
And this little heavenly bite is what you will end up with
I copped out on making them today to photograph, so my apologies there, but it was due to the muffin top I was acquiring from trying all the brownies I have consumed from trying all your recipes last week! Thanks so much for all that got involved on Twitter and Facebook and here – much appreciated I LOVED trying them all
So this image is from Pinterest
So there you go – I showed you mine – now you show me your favourite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe