Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chocolate chip Cookies

I have followed many chocolate chip cookie recipes but everytime i make them it turns into one big flat disc , no matter how many times I  have tried the result is the same and I think most of other cookie makers must have experienced this phenomenon.I guess it might be because I stay in a very humid country or maybe the ingredients I use are different but every chocolate cookie recipe I have tried turns out the same and it is actually quite a feat that I have manged to come up with one huge flat disc everytime, so this recipe is for all those cookie makers like myself , so please try this recipe and let me know how this one turns out . So here goes .....


2 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 
1 tsp baking soda 
1/4 tsp salt 
200 gms unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup white sugar 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1 egg (cold)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips 
1 cup toasted pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 180 degrees c .

Mix 2 cups flour, baking soda and salt and set aside 

Cream together the butter and the sugars till light and fluffy , beat in the egg and add the vanilla .

Stir in the chocolate chips and the pecans 

Now add in the half cup of flour till u can handle the dough well , roll it into a log and wrap it in plastic and chill it for a few minutes .

now cut it into 2 inch disc ( you can make giant cookies or smaller ones whatever you prefer)

Put the discs onto a baking sheet and bake for 23 min for a softer , chewier cookie or 25 min for a harder crisper cookie .

Allow the cookies for a few min and place them on a wire rack for further cooling .  

Store cookies in an airtight container to last longer .