Thursday, 28 April 2011

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

My first experience with home made cookies was during my teen days. Thank you to my aunt because she introduced me a very basic chocolate chip recipe from hershey. It's simple, easy and tasty! You don't even need any baking experience to start!

Below are the ingredients and directions which I copied from hersheys' website. (I'm saving my own words for my

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (unsaltened butter)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (white sugar)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (I suggest egg yolks only)
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (any type of chocolate chip will do)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Baby Steps
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2.  Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies. 
Choc chips with almonds (before)

I hosted a tea party last few days for my swimming mates. Although it wasn't a typical English tea party but we all had a lot of fun at the party. Cookies is great for tea party I believe and I managed to prepare 2 jar of them for the party.

p/s: I hide the other jar as there were cookies-thieves in my house.

P/S: I started to learn baking because I used to like someone who really loves home made cookies. It tickles me a lot each time the memory comes. Well, those were the days =)

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