Tuesday 8 March 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hey everyone :)

I hope you all had a good weekend ... I had to work this Saturday, so Sunday was all about relaxation and Netflix. Also Happy Mother's Day to my mother - Debbie - and Happy Mother's Day to all you other mums out there!! Hope you had an excellent day!

Last week I made some 'Mini Oreo Cheesecakes' instead of cupcakes (I'm taking a break). This week I thought I'd try my hand at chocolate chip cookies - as who doesn't love a cookie! I found this recipe on Pinterest ... I mean you can find just about anything on Pinterest these days.

I found the recipe HERE - big shout out to Lindsay for creating it! Such a great and quick recipe!

8 tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
1/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Microwave the butter until just melted. I used the defrost setting on my microwave and did short bursts of 30 seconds until all nearly melted. Don't try and measure the solid butter into a tablespoon - best to guess and cut a few chunks and then measure the melted butter - that's what I did.
2. Using my food mixer (or you can use a bowl and wooden spoon) add the white and brown sugar and the melted butter and beat until smooth and creamy.
3. Add the vanilla essence and the egg and beat very slowly until just mixed and no more - don't over do it or the cookies will be stiff.
4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt together and mix until crumbles form. Then using your hands press the crumbles together to form a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage of 'wet' dough and 'dry' dough). Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands.
5. Take parts of the dough and roll into balls (mine weighed about 42g each) and I got 12. Bake for 9-12 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. WARNING: Do not over bake otherwise they will not stay soft. 
6. Let them cool for a good 30 minutes or so. They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies.

Did you do anything this weekend or bake anything yummy? Let me know in the comments below.

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