Sunday, 28 March 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies.... Mood = Childhood memories

When i was a kid, i used to remember these delicious cookies we used to buy from the high street, and leicester square in london and thought they were the most delicious things ever. I have made so many cookie recipes and to be honest with you they are all pretty terrible. Honest to God they taste of eggs and never ever hold their shape. So i was scouring the net for a fool proof recipe and came across one from Martha Stewarts site.  This is a recipe by a well known chef called Jaques Torres.


I have to say that i was a bit dubious about the recipe as it was alot, but the end result was just what i was hoping for. Soft crunch on the outside, chewy gooey in the middle and a lovely taste of chocolate all around. The memories of walking down the high street when i was younger came flooding back and i can't express to you the feeling i got of nostalgia. One of my favourite feelings and words.....

This recipe that i am going to post can go a long way, as you can make enormous cookies or little ones and still have lots left over. You can freeze the dough if you don't want to use it up all in one go.

So enough of the waiting and here is the recipe. You can also watch it on Martha Stewart's website where she makes the cookies live with a guest.

Ps. I spent ages trying to figure out cups to grams as everything has a different weight in cups. So please take joy in my effort to convert to grams....

Recipe:

500g butter
350g granulated sugar ( i used caster)
382g light soft brown sugar
4 large eggs
360g plain flour
285g bread flour
1 Tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
500g grams milk chocolate broken into pieces

Method:

  • Cream the butter, then add the sugar and mix again.
  • Add the eggs one at a time.
  • Add flour, Baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, salt and mix until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate peices and mix with a spoon or by hand.
  • Refrigerate for up to one hour.
  • Use a spoon and place the cookie dough at least 2 inches apart. They are going to spread.
  • Cook for 18 minutes for large cookies, and 15 minutes for smaller ones at 180 degrees.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes before placing them on a wire rack.
  • Let them cool once again before eating.

I have to say, the piggy in me didn't wait till the cookies were cooled and i burnt my mouth and also the taste is just not the same. They seemed a little oily while still fresh out of the oven, but as they hardened slightly their taste evolved. They were simply ridiculous. Delicious and oh how i want to eat 10 more....

All that will be left is cookie crumbs!!!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have made these cookies before and i have to say they are truely delicious. Nice pictures. Looks so tempting to make them again :)

Janet said...

Looks Good! I like .....