Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the outside. That's what these chocolate chip cookies are like! They are just so yummy-licious.
When I first started baking during home economics class in highschool, one of my first projects included making cookies. And, even though I wasn't quite as pleased with my efforts back then, some of my former classmates still seemed to love my cookie creations. I couldn't quite fathom why! Perhaps, the thing with homemade cookies is that they're almost always better than the packaged variety.
In any case, if you're looking for a simple but effective recipe for homemade classic chocolate chip cookies, do try this one out. I actually found the original recipe at the back of a Cadbury's chocolate chip packaging. Here you go ---
- 125g butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 egg
- 1 1/1 cups self raising flour
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I use Cadbury's Milk --- I found that a 230g packet can make two batches of cookies)
1. Preheat your oven to 160'C
2. Melt butter, the mix it with brown sugar and caster sugar. Cream them using an electric beater until they're light and fluffy.
3. Mix in the vanilla essence and egg.
4. Then, stir in the flour until combined.
5. Add the chocolate chops.
6. On a lightly greased cookie sheet / baking tray, place the dough mixture. You can use a teaspoon to scoop the mixture, then make it in to a small ball, and flatten a little before putting on the baking tray.
7. Bake in moderate over for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. I find that 10 minutes is usually enough, but it might depend on your oven.
- Make sure you only use a small amount of dough mixture AND leave enough space between cookies. The first time I tried this, I made them too big and put them too closely together. The dough started to expand/raise and they began to stick to each other. Yikes.
- Don't attempt to take the cookies out of the baking try until they're cool enough. Otherwise, they tend to crumble.
- The original recipe says that this will usually yield about 30 cookies. I found that when I made the perfect size cookie, I ended up with about 40 cookies.
What kind of cookies do you like? Do you have a favourite cookie recipe that you'd like to share? I'd love to give them a go too!