Ok, so i woke up this morning around 8am with an overwhelming desire to bake! i had a browse around Bakespace and my various cookbooks and decided to try Chocolate Chip Cookies!
or as i called mine, Chocolate Chip Cakies! as they turned out quite cake like! although thanks to DD at bakespace, i found out that if i use baking soda rather than powder they will be less cakey! watch this space
Believe it or not i have never tried to make cookies before! my first try went ok i guess, although im not sure the texture was quite right.
one good thing about baking cookies so early in the morning is that it made the house smell amazing!
Heres the recipe i followed:
175g Plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
125g butter or marg (room temp)
85g muscavado or brown suger
55g caster sugar
125g chocolate chips
I basically just threw the ingredients in a bowl and mixed.
i then dolloped small blobs of the mixture on a baking sheet, and away it goes!
my first batch my cookies were very big and spread like wildfire! so the second batch i made them slightly smaller, although taste wise the bigger ones remained softer in the middle!
im definalty going to try this again, maybe with a few extras, nuts, honey, maybe even M&M's!!
Im definatly going to practice and practice until i get this right!
Heres a close up of the inside of the cookies, they were quite light, i think i need to check on bakespace for the secret of dense and chewy cookies!!