January 17, 2011

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just got back from a weekend away with my sisters and their partners and my beautiful niece and nephew. We hired a house down in a small town called Barwon Heads which is on the coast here in Victoria. To make things a little bit more affordable we all decided to bring a few food products each, so I decided to cook some Chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are great if you're after something quick, simple and tasty to bake. I always put a nicer eating chocolate in, rather than cooking chocolate, because I like the taste better. I like to put both white and milk chocolate in them too and I always put a little bit more in than asked for in the recipe. There's definitely nothing wrong with more chocolate! If you like your cookies soft and chewy rather than crunchy then these are perfect for you.
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
250g butter, room temperature
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups white and milk chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed; add the vanilla and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined.
2. Add in chocolate chips and mix well.
3. Drop heaping tbsp size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with baking paper.
4. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the centre, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking tray 1-2 mins. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

Recipe from: Martha Stewart

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