FOOD · From My Kitchen

Chocolate Chip cookies | Cookies that hold their shape

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about 3 o’ clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap”

– Robert Fulghum

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Soft yet crunchy, chewy cookies loaded with warm melted chocolate chips is a dream come true for anyone because rather than a cookie, this is a dessert which can be classed as a gourmet food on its own. Last week my sister could no more ignore her cravings which led me to bake these beauties.

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If you are anyone like me, hate cookies that go flat after baking, then this recipe is for you. It holds its shape perfectly even though the cookie dough is on the wetter side. Talk about cookie dough and it is a thing I can keep eating and no I am not least bothered about salmonella! What is better than chocolate chip cookies? Certainly the cookie dough!

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So let us discuss the recipe!

What you need;

All purpose flour – 2.5 cups

Brown sugar         – lightly packed, 1 cup

White sugar          – 1 cup

Melted butter       – 1 cup

Eggs                        – 2

Vanilla extract     – 1 tsp

Salt                          – 1/4 tsp

Baking soda          – 1 tsp

Chocolate chips   – 2 cups (I used Hershey’s milk chocolate chips)

How to prepare:

1. Combine both the brown sugar and white sugar in a bowl. Add the melted butter and beat over low-speed until its mixed and creamy.

2. Add eggs and vanilla.to this and beat until its pale in color.

3. Add the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt and beat over low-speed until it is well mixed. The dough will be wet and sticky. Add in the chocolate chips and combine well to distribute the chocolate evenly un the dough. Refrigerate for half an hour.

4. Meanwhile preheat oven to 355°F. Take the cookie dough and scoop them in an ice cream scooper and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the cookie dough one inch apart. Bake them for 12 minutes. Let cool for 10 mins before transferring them to a cookie jar or serve them warm with ice cream. Yields around 3 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

5. You could freeze the cookie dough by scooping them and placing them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and covered with cling film. Will stay for around a month if you are lucky and don’t bake them all at once and finish eating them.

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I hope you enjoy baking and eating them! It won’t last long though! So addictive.

 

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip cookies | Cookies that hold their shape

  1. This looks absolutely divine! Unfortunately I do not eat dairy so cannot try it for myself 😦 But I will try and make it for my husband thats for sure!

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  2. Oh I love cookies and these ones would be even better with so much yummy goodness. It’s bed time at my end, will have to get some from the store tomorrow! I’ll ask my sister to bake these for me, using your recipe.

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  3. this is awesome. I have always wonder how to make cookies without premix flour. This recipes seems easy and I should try it this week end. My daughter will be thrilled.

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  4. There goes my diet! Looks fab! I love your photography skills sis. Would love to know if your using a digital camera or phone and if phone what editing apps.

    Also, what’s the difference between baking soda and bicarbonate of soda as I always get these confused!

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    1. Haha! I am no photographer. I use my phone most of the time. I have a Samsung galaxy note 5 and I take pictures adjusting brightness and in food/effect mode. I don’t have a real way though and I don’t use many apps. Just play with the contrast and brightness and saturation. I take care in the ahot itself so that I don’t need to edit much.

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  5. As Salam Alikum sister, now I’m craving chocolate chip cookies and I’m trying to cut sweets down in my daily life , thanks for sharing it’s good to have a chocolate chip cookie recipe where they don’t spread

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  6. If i have to exercise for another half hour, its totally going to be your fault. off to the kitchen to bake some cookies!

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