I don’t make chocolate chip cookies.
I don’t mean that I’ve never made them, I have, and they’ve just not been – well – chocolate chip cookie enough.
It’s such a classic. Everyone has their own favourite recipe – chewy or crispy? dark, milk or white? Does it need embellishments – with nuts? Caramel?
To be honest, I’ve probably not been sure how I like my chocolate chip cookies, so I just don’t make them.
Until this weekend.
It had been one of those crazy weeks. Had 3 meetings in 3 different cities over 2 days and returned straight into a 2 day weekend conference. Ugh. I had pretty much decided to skip the Sunday night bake this week.
However on the plane back from Brisbane I was watching Donna Hay’s Basic to Brilliance tv series and one of the things she made was chocolate chip cookies. It looked simple and so comforting, like something from a fond childhood memory. I couldn’t get it out of my head.
So here we are, Sunday evening, and chocolate chip cookies it is.
I didn’t follow the recipe precisely as I didn’t have enough ingredients, but the results turned out so well that I think I’ll stick to these proportions.
Ingredients – Adapted from Donna Hay’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
300g chocolate chips
300g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
120g brown sugar
130g white sugar
Bake at 180 deg C for 12 minutes
I used a cookie scoop and they all came out nice and even. The next day I was even asked if they were store-bought as they were so uniform!
As promised by Donna Hay, they are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.
I now know what kind of Chocolate Chip Cookies I like – these ones! 🙂