When I was craving for some chocolate chip cookies but found none in my kitchen, I decided to whip up some to share with family and friends. I feel that this recipe is very versatile as we are able to replace chocolate chips with almost every other goodies such as white chocolate chips, raisins or even healthier versions such as grains, nuts and even bananas!
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Yields 30 cookies)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine salt
12 ounce semi sweet chocolate chips or chunks
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar (You can add more if you have a sweet tooth)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp espresso powder (optional)
Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive: 30 min
Cook: 15 min
Put the butter out in room temperature to make sure that it is soft.
Evenly position 2 racks in the middle of the oven and preheat to 190 degrees C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheets. However, if you only have 1 baking sheet, let it cool completely between batches. I didn’t use baking sheets but buttered the baking tray very slightly (make sure that you don’t over butter otherwise your cookies will turn out oily).
Whisk the sugars, eggs, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.
Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon, take care not to over mix.
Stir in the chocolate chips or chunks and make sure that it’s evenly mixed.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared pans. Wet hands slightly and roll the dough into balls. Space the cookies about 2-inches apart on the pans.
Bake, until golden, but still soft in the center, for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your cookies. Transfer hot cookies with a spatula to a rack to cool and serve.
Store cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to 5 days.
I have placed my cookies in a heart shape for the fun of it 🙂
This recipe is basic and is rather easy for almost anyone including a child to successfully execute. You may use the above guidelines and adjust it over time according to your preference and let it evolve into your very own recipe. Have fun and Share the Joy!