Monday, February 20, 2012

soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

if THAT picture did not get your attention, then something is really, really, really wrong with you. HAHA! i know, i am sooo perasan like that.

well, firstly, let me thank my friend Tini from snazzynsuch because had it not been for her, i would never have attempted this particular kind of cookie again. i made this once, a long long looooong time ago, but not many people like the idea of soft chewy cookies and was often asked why are my cookies not fully baked...or in bahasa melayu, to put it *ehem* nicely...why are they mentah?? so, i stopped baking soft cookies, until recently when tini asked me if i would be interested in baking some for a project. hell yeah i would! not because of the project, but because i simply miss baking these. they are just wonderful to have, with a cup of tea or without. seriously. bake a batch and you'll know that i kid you not.

i got the recipe from martha stewart's website. i've always had the impression that her recipes don't work, but this one turned out just fine. they are delicious!!! but, the next time i bake these i will try to reduce the amount of sugar only because i prefer my cookies to not be on the sweet side. other than that, the recipe is good to go!

are you ready to find out what you will need to make these babies? okay, FYI, the recipe is written in emrican (america) measurements therefore because i am such a sweetie and also not to mention such a kind hearted person i didn't want you guys to go through what i went through trying to convert everything into metric, i have taken the liberty to calculate everything into metric because i am a nice person and sweet and kind and have i mentioned sweet and kind and nice? hehehehe. right. let's get on with it.


you will need:
281g all purpose flour
½tsp baking soda
227g butter, room temperature
113g granulated sugar
200g packed light-brown sugar
1tsp salt
2tsps vanilla essence
2 large eggs
320g semi sweet and/or milk chocolate chips

the how to:
1)  preheat oven to 175°C (okay, if i were to convert it exactly, it would have to be 176.7, so...)

2)  whisk together the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

3)  in the bowl of your electric mixer, place together the butter and both sugars mix on medium speed till light and fluffy. then, reduce the speed to low and add in the salt, vanilla and eggs.  beat for about 1 minute, until well mixed.

4)  next, in goes the flour mixture, mix until just combined. once done, stir in the chocolate chips.

5)  drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. *i used the smallest available size of ice cream scoop.

6)  bake until the cookies are golden brown around the edges but are still soft in the centre, about 8-10 minutes. remove from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes. transfer to a wire rack and let them cool completely. store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. (if they can last that long. hehehehehe)

i really think you guys should give this a go. it is really easy to make and really delicious!


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Roszalina Abdul Rahim said...


TQVM. Will try this soon :D

dottology said...

w'salam...thanks for dropping by Na. Nanti bila dah try, lemme know kay? :-)))

mummy adamya said...

Adakah adunan menjadi kental atau lembik2 cam adunan cake itwe?

dottology said...

salam, the dough is not like cake, tapi takler kental sangat. it's like typical cookie dough.:-)