having my Cake, eating it – and not counting every last calorie

cookies aux pépites de chocolat January 17, 2007

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Domestic Goddesses are allowed to be snooty. and snotty (it’s getting colder) but at least my nose isn’t bleeding like it was when it first got colder.

to my delight, the oven didn’t fail and short-circuit midway. got the recipe somewhere off the net some time back, but i’ve lost the link now. i’ve always preferred crispy cookies, i think they have more personality. if not for semolina risk, i’d have eaten half the cookie dough.

Martha baby, step aside, i’m comin’ up.

Dropped cookie dough

Cookie jar

thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
2 ounces/60ml milk (room temperature)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 sticks/226gm unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. heat oven to 375°F/190°C.

2. sift together flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl. combine egg, milk and vanilla extract in another bowl.

3. cream butter in the mixer work bowl at low speed to soften butter.

4. add sugars, increase speed and cream mixture till light and fluffy.

5. reduce speed and add egg mixture slowly. increase speed till mix is well combined.

6. slowly add flour mixture, scrape sides of bowl until thoroughly combined.

7. stir in chocolate chips.

8. scoop cookie dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet, 2 inches apart from each other.

9. bake for 13-15 minutes, checking cookies after first five minutes and rotating baking sheet for even browning.

10. once baked, remove cookies from sheet immediately. cool. store in an airtight container.

found a great website for dummies like me, learnt quite a bit about baking from here. the name itself says it all, baking911.

the above recipe was definitely based on american measurements, so if you’re from other parts of the world who use UK or metric stuff, add a little more here and there with all the cups/tsp portions. go to cooking measurements conversion websites, lick your thumb and give it a go.

while discussing perfect chocolate chip cookies some time back with a friend, she found this recipe for Wendy Gaynor’s cookies. haven’t a clue who good ol’ Wendy is, but judging from the number of comments on this site, i’d say her cookies are loved. if it can be believed, in this day and Internet pseudonyms-and-such age, Wendy Gaynor herself commented on the recipe and shared a twist. once we finish this jar of giant, crispy cookies aux pépites de chocolat, i’m gonna give Wendy’s recipe a go.

go to the pantry and grab yerself a cookie, you know you want to.


2 Responses to “cookies aux pépites de chocolat”

  1. Whoelse Says:

    I know I need to grow up… but i can’t seem to do so!!!!

    Why? Why can’t I just let go and and and and and be sane…

    lol meeting them is not a problem. its the getting to know part lol

  2. dali Says:

    omg whoelse, i think i know who you are, but i don’t.

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