Thursday, January 28, 2010

choc chip cookies

as i type this, im devouring a chocolate chip biscuit. there are three left, and im wondering if its better to eat them all now and get them out of my house, or to eat them over the next few days.

a good choc chip biscuit recipe is pretty essential for anyone, i mean, what is more delicious than the smell of freshly baked cookies? someone should market that as a perfume i think it would go down well. and not to mention the fact that cookies are the funnest thing to bake because it tastes AMAZING raw :)

the reason for me baking biscuits was because i went camping with some mates over the weekend, and i figured choc chip cookies would be a great thing to take. these ones go exceptionally well with a dry beer, and are perfect late night tent snacks. also, they are hardy enough to roll around in the back of the 4WD available anytime in their plastic container!

this recipe makes quick and easy soft choc chip cookies. the BEST kind

so, adapted from Bill Grainger (great recipe books) here is:

Choc Chip Cookies

125g softened butter
2/3 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
1 1/2 c plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place butter and sugar in bowl and beat until light and fluffy. (recommend taste test at this stage) Add vanilla and egg, stir to combine. Stir through sifted flour, baking powder and salt. (note: i dont sift flour, still works) Fold through choc chips (second taste test) Roll or spoon walnut sized balls onto a flat tray lined with baking paper. Cook for 15 minutes. Cool and store in airtight container. Makes about 30.

Mix up double quantities of dough and keep it in the freezer (wrapped in gladwrap in a log) for emergencies. Just thaw slightly and slice, place on tray, cook.
Remove 1/2c of choc chips and add 1/2 c of chopped walnuts or pecans for a nutty change

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