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Homemade Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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 ---

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies RecipeHow To Make:

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.

Additional Tips:

  • 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!

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Chocolate Crinkles Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles

So, after I "served" Chocolate Crinkles during our 8th 52WoC Virtual Party, I received a couple of questions about how I make these yummy goodies. That's why I thought I'd share with you a recipe that's based on something that someone I know once gave to me a few years ago.

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4.5 ounces cocoa/chocolate baking powder
  • icing sugar (for coating)

Instructions:

Step 1: Beat eggs lightly in a bowl.

Step 2: Mix sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, vegetable oil, and baking powder together. Mix well with wooden spoon.

Step 3: Set aside the mixture for approximately 2 hours.

Step 4: Once the dough is ready, roll them in to ball shapes and flatten them with your hand. Each piece should be approximately the same size as that of a regular-sized cookie.

Step 5: Put some icing sugar on a surface. Cover each piece with the icing sugar.

Step 6: Put the chocolate crinkles on a lightly greased baking tray (and/or use a lightly greased baking paper).

Step 7: Bake in preheated oven (180'C) for 8 minutes. This is a very important last step! Be careful not to overbake as this can make your crinkles really hard.*

My first few attempts at making these chocolate crinkles were disastrous as I did not observe the baking time closely. So, it's really important to time it well.

All the best with it and let me know how it goes if you try this recipe!

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