Saturday, 6 September 2008

Chocolate Chip Cakies




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:

Ingredients:
175g Plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
125g butter or marg (room temp)
85g muscavado or brown suger
55g caster sugar
1 egg
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!!

9 comments:

  1. They look yummy! Shame I can't have one...would have to wait for the next boat to newcastle!lol

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  2. Heya Nelly! Heh, I've had this happen too. You should try this recipe, it is supposedly the best evar. I haven't managed to make it yet so I can't testify to them, but they are from Cooks Illustrated, so I trust it. They are a little on the complex side, but the best cookies always are. :)

    2 cups plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted & cooled until warm
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg plus 1 yolk
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    Adjust oven racks to upper & lower -middle positions & heat oven to 325.
    Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Whisk dry ingredients together; set aside.With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined.
    Beat in egg, yolk and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients & beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chips.

    Roll scant 1/2 cup dough into ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball.-Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft & puffy. *This took about 14 minutes in MY oven but start at 10 minutes and check from there. Do NOT overbake!

    Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking and place on wire rack to cool.

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  3. Yummy!! And your blog looks great!!

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  4. They look great to me! I'd still eat them, cake or cookie! lol

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  5. You know, you really can't go wrong with ANY chocolate chip cookies. I love them cakey, crispy, chewy, chocolatey, etc. They're simply the best!

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  6. For your first time they came out really good, it could be a lot worse! Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe is a really good one. I've been making them since I was old enought to reach the countertop. It is a no fail and I have used all different brands of chocolate chips with it!

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  8. HI Nelly - It's "imstuffed" from bakespace. I didn't know you had a blog!!! way cool. Your cookie-cakes look good. would love a couple with my coffee this morning, thats for sure.

    Whenever I make chocolate chip cookies, I just use the recipe on the nestles bag of chocolate chips. always good. I've been using the recipe for over 20 yrs! (oh man, that sounds awful....I just got an instant shot of OLD! LOL)

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  9. They look like whoopie pies :-)

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