Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cookies: Chocolate Chip

In college we always used packaged cookie mix (just add egg and water) for the all so popular classic chocolate chip cookies. They made the dorm lounges a cozy place for friends and dormmates. Now that I have more storage in the apt I wanted to try more recipes from scratch.
Got a book at borders the other day titled: The Cookie and Biscuit Bible. The cookie bible included mostly made from scratch recipes, some that I recognized (sugar, lemon, ginger, oatmeal) and a lot that I do not.  

ingredients (for dozen cookies)
-half cup soft butter (1 stick)
-half cup sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1.5 cups of flour
-1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 350 F
2. cream butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy
3. add egg, vanilla, flour and mix
4. fold in chocolate chips
5. drop cookie dough in spoonfuls, press lightly with folk
6. bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown (we needed it for much longer like 15 min. hm....)
7. cool on rack and serve

Future modifications
//I will try to add baking soda and use a combination of brown sugar and white sugar. They will probably help the cookie become more chewy and less crunchy. 
//Alton Brown's recipe Alton's recipe includes baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and milk which were all absent from the recipe I used. it could be good to experiment. Also will remember to chill dough before cooking.

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