This is a different kind of post for this blog, but something I am trying out. Baking is something that I am starting to get in to and I’d like to share that with you, my readers, you can expect bread recipes to follow and cookies, cakes, brownies. Basically whatever I am making. I will ALWAYS share where I got the recipe from and give credit where credit is due. So this is the chocolate chip cookies recipe I tried last night.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
What you need:
- 225g butter, softened
- 225g dark brown soft sugar
- 200g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 dessertspoon of hot water
- 1 dessert spoon of vanilla essence
- 375g of plain flour
- 400g chocolate chips
- 2-3 baking trays lined with baking parchment paper
- Pre-heat your oven to 200 C
- Cream together your butter, caster sugar and brown sugar. Make sure your butter is softened first and cream until smooth. Beat your eggs in one at a time. Stir in the vanilla essence. Dissolve your bicarbonate of soda in hot water and add to the mixture. Stir your chocolate chips and flour in until you get a cookie dough.
- Get a spoon and drop large spoonfuls of your mixture on to your trays. Make sure to leave enough space between your cookies (unlike me) so you don’t end up with a cookie cake instead of cookies 😛
- Bake for around 10 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned.
I got the recipe here and added my own little things to it. Unfortunately when making mine, I left them in the oven for too long and they got a bit burnt on the bottom. I rectified this by grating the burnt bits off, this can be done with any grater.
Another mistake I made was not giving the cookies enough space on my baking trays so I ended up with what looked like a cookie cake instead of cookies. This is easily fixed by simply cutting it in to cookie shapes (or in my case, misshaped cookie shapes). Below you can see pictures of my baking which didn’t go *great*, but this is only the second time I have every tried to make cookies (the first batch turned out great).
If you’re cookies don’t turn out fantastic either, then do what I am doing and practice, practice, practice. It’s the only way you’ll learn to make them perfectly and hey, you and your friends get lots of cookies so it’s a win-win.
Do you have a chocolate chip cookies recipe to share? Please comment below and let my readers know how to make their baking even better!