Every once in a while you just crave for something sweet and satisfying. And there’s nothing more satisfying than chocolate.
The other night after having dinner, I went to the kitchen and started rummaging the cabinets and drawers. I was looking for something but I can’t really figure out what. And then it suddenly came to me that I needed (ok, wanted) something sweet. Something that I can sink my teeth into and just satisfy my sweet craving.
I reached for the jar of peanut butter and I thought of just scooping it with a spoon and then that’s it. I’d put the jar back into the cupboard and go on with my evening. But I was afraid that it wouldn’t satisfy me. The thought of eating a spoonful of creamy peanut butter after dinner probably might not be a good idea. Since we just ate a big meal.
And then I thought, why not bake a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies instead? Hmmm… brilliant. I get to bake, move around the kitchen (read:exercise) after dinner and get my craving solved. And it’s CHOCOLATE (perfect!). And I don’t need to eat all of them at once (well, I can of course). I can save the rest and put them in the cookie jar and just grab one whenever I feel like it.
So that’s exactly what I just did. 🙂 Problem solved.
I promise this cookies are very good. It has a soft chewy texture with a lot of chocolate goodness just like how a chocolate chip cookie should be. And I’m sharing my recipe.
It’s surprisingly very easy to make and it doesn’t take a long time either. You can whip up a batch of these just right after dinner. No need for long preparation. And you can find all the ingredients right inside your cupboards or pantry.
The recipe is just right for 15 cookies. I used a small ice scream scoop to measure each cookie. But you can make it as big or as small as you want. For me this size is just right for one standard piece.
I made the dough and let it chill inside the fridge for about 15 minutes before scooping and baking. Baked them in 3 batches to give it space to spread on the baking sheet.
After the first batch was baked and the second was put in the oven, I immediately made a cup of tea and grabbed some cookies. I couldn’t wait any longer.
Sat on the sofa and indulged my self with both the cookies and this book that I just bought.
But before that I took a photograph of course. 🙂
Somebody wanted to be in the picture. 🙂
As soon as I had one, I knew I had to have another. So I ate 2, the Mister had 1 and the rest was put inside the cookie jar. Saving it for this coming days. If I can resist not eating them right away.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
113g unsalted butter, room temp (but not softened or melted)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tbsp plain sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract of paste
2 cups chocolate chips (or roughly chopped 200g of dark chocolate)
Preheat oven to 180*C and line the baking sheets with baking paper.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
In another large bowl, beat butter and the sugars (brown and plain) in about 2 minutes using electric mixer.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low. .
Gradually add the flour mixture and mix only until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
Using a wooden spoon/ spatula, stir in the chocolate chips/dark chocolate.
Chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Using an ice cream scoop/spoon measure the amount you want and drop the dough in the baking sheet. Just remember to make ample space for the cookies to spread while baking.
Bake the cookies, 1 sheet a at time. Baking time depends on the size of the cookies. 8-10 minutes for small cookies and 10-13 minutes.
To know that the cookies are finished, the bottoms and the edges should be slightly browned and the tops feel firm.
Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes in the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack and completely cool.
Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.
These cookies are perfect. Buttery, chewy and thick. My favourite are the ones with most chocolate on them. 🙂