Friday, January 06, 2017

Chocolate chip cookies

There are some dishes that you can always create in your kitchen with perfection and, seemingly, with no effort. A chocolate chip cookie is not one of them. It is one of those things where the end product can sometimes end up too soft and gooey, or too crisp or at times, brown so much that it starts to smell charred well done. There's no easy way around this one. You must try, try and try again until you have that perfect recipe. And once you do, you write it down so that you won't forget the measurements you used and then, you can recreate that perfect cookie any time you want to.
This recipe that I am sharing with you today is an adaptation of one such recipe that I came across in a book called Sensational Cookies by Linda Amendt. Following this recipe will yield cookies that are soft, chewy and just right.

What you need:

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter (softened, at room temperature) - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1 cup

Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and beat well to mix. Mix in the vanilla. Then slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix with a spatula until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie, as these cookies will expand while baking.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies start to turn a light brown.
Remove onto a cooling rack and let it cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

This is my second recipe for Blogging Marathon #72 under the them Kids' Delight - Cakes & Cookies. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM
This recipe also goes to Kids' delight event hosted by Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen and run by Srivalli – Spice Your Life!


Sharmila kingsly said...

Always the best cookies :)

Srivalli said...

Wonderful looking cookies Jay. I get what you say about redoing it many times..I have been there!..

vaishali sabnani said...

The cookies look super , can I pick just one ?

Padmajha said...

Nice cookies Jay. Yea getting to the point where the measurement and timings are perfect does some time for some dishes!!

Pavani said...

Those chocolate chip cookies look so tempting. Yummy!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

My ever favorite cookie. I would finish up a batch in a eye blink :)

Archana said...

Yummy!! These cookies are delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Feel like munching some, ultimate cookies.

Vani said...

Hey, look at you! Busy baking stuff this year! :) Good to hear from you, J. Hope you and T are doing good.

Harini R said...

Eggless version of these cookies are a rage at our place :)

preeti garg said...

Awesome cookies..