Tuesday, September 10, 2013

chocolate chip cookies

It has been a while since I last posted a cookie recipe.

Not that I had noticed. Until it was pointed out that there had been no cookies in the house for some time. That was done quite pointedly too. In a nice, pointedly manner.

Opps.


To make up for the over-sight on my part, I baked cookies. An entire batch of them.

That sounds like a lot but it really does not mean anything as the pigs people in my house can polish that off in roughly about 5 minutes? If that?


It is a good thing I like to bake. :P

This is a fantastic recipe. If you like cookies that are cripsy at the edges and chewy in the middle, then this is the cookie to make.

In a mixing bowl, I creamed the butter and sugars until the mixture was light and fluffy.


Into this, I added the egg and vanilla extract, and continued mixing.


Until the egg was completely incorporated.


Then the sifted dry ingredients were added in 3 parts. And mixed after each addition.


Keep mixing, until you cannot see any more streaks of flour.

 

Then add the chocolate chips. And mix.


This is where I am going to sound like your mom. CHILL THE DOUGH for at least 2 hours. I chill mine over-night. Why? Because!!!

Chilling permits the gluten strands in the flour to relax, avoiding a "rubbery" consistency in the final product. The elapsed time may also permit the flour to absorb more of the moisture in the dough, so the cookies do not spread out so much when baking.

Ok?

CHILL. THE. DOUGH.


Once the dough had been chilled, I used an ice cream scoop to dish the cookies onto the baking tray. You can also roll the dough into balls with about 1-inch diameters and place them on the baking tray.

It is important that you do not over-crowd the baking tray. When too many cookies are placed into the oven at once, the change in the oven temperature is too great and that will affect how the cookies bake.


The cookies were baked for 12-13 minutes, or until they had turned golden brown.


Once the cookies are cooled, store them in an air-tight container.

And hide the container!

I am so thrilled to have reached my 100th post!

To celebrate, I am conducting my very first give-away!

Do you like my cookie condo? I use it to cool everything I bake!


And I have 2 sets (each consisting of 3 tiers) to give away!

To enter, simply complete the following:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!

RECIPE
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Makes about 45 cookies)
Adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly

Ingredients:
225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 1/4 cup plain flour, sifted with
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
375g semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:
1. Cream butter and sugar until batter is light and fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat.
3. Add flour and bicarbonate of soda, in 3 parts. Beat.
4. Add chocolate chips. Incorporate using pulse function.
5. Chill for at least 2 hours.
6. Bake at 180C for about 12-13 minutes, or until cookies turn golden brown.
7. Cool on tray for 10 minutes, transfer to cooling rack.
8. Store in air-tight container lined with kitchen towel for up to a week.

I am submitting this post for Cook-Your-Books hosted by Kitchen Flavours.


69 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm... This chocolate chip cookie recipe looks great! Would love to try it out. It would really help if I had the cookie condo though! ;)

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  2. I will like to try cooking Braised Pork in Light Soy Sauce. It will be great to have it with kuay chap. My kids favorite dish!

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  3. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I like marble pound cake!

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  4. I'd love to try this particular recipe! (:

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  5. Cookie overdoes! Chocolate chip cookies! I'm sure DinoBoy will love the cookies IF I make them :P

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  6. Hihi

    Would love to try out your Blueberry Upside Down cake.

    Hope to win the 3 tier Wilton Rack

    Cheers!

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  7. My favourite so far: the ultimate one-bowl chocolate cake!!
    And I will try this cookie one sooooooon!!

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  8. Ayoh!! Forgot to say which recipe I wanna try.

    I've tried most of your cakes btw.

    So I'm gonna do that one bowl chocolate cake thingy!
    http://www.thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/2013/07/the-ultimate-one-bowl-chocolate-cake.html

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  9. Definitely the chocolate chip cookies!!!

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  10. Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Would love to try out the banana bread cake too!

    Agatha

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  11. ooo i didnt know abt the chilling requirement. And ur comment abt overcrowding the cookies made me laugh cos its exactly what i do! lol

    Have been wanting to try ur Claypot Rice recipe but apparently buying fresh chicken is more difficult than buying Chinese sausages ........

    I hope to win the cookie condo !

    Shirley
    shirley@yong.sg

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  12. I want to try the Braised Pork in Light Soy Sauce too.. one of my fave dishes!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  13. Been wanting to try the Chocolate nutella cookies!!! Got all the ingredients at home.

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  14. am gonna try the chocolate nutella cookies! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  15. I want to try ALL your recipes! Too cruel to make me choose just one :P

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  17. I'm direct! I want to win the cookie condo!! woohoo!!
    Wanna try the this cookie recipe with the cookie condo! =D

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  18. I wanna try more than one recipe but your hae bee hiam recipe ranks top on the list!

    Estella @ So Oddly Dreamlike

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  19. I want to win the contest & also want to try your recipe.. now craving for cookies!!

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  20. My family loves chocolate. This chocolate chip cookies recipe is a must try.

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  21. I would love to try the chocolate chip cookies recipe.

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  22. I'm going to bake chocolate chip cookies tomorrow! Thanks for sharing the recipe, looks easy enough and delicious! :D
    Hopefully I can win the 3-tier cooling racks so I can bake more each time for 4 hungry boys aged 2 to 9! :)

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  23. i want to try air-free-recipe!
    esp those chocolatey and easy ones :)

    btw, the chill.the.dough is ringing in my head mummy

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  24. Hmm. U know it's how hard to choose one favorite recipe cos all looks nice and I wanna try all!! Hope to win as I moving into my new hse soon.. can start baking!

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  25. The cookies look soooo tempting! And I will love the win the cooling rack too!

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  26. OOOH! Would have to be the thai basil pork recipe! Thanks for the giveaway Diana!

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  27. I would like to try your blueberry buttermilk bundt cake
    soon.

    Thank you for hosting.

    Xihui14@gmail.com

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  28. I have to say the chocolate chip cookies, because the other day I made some cookies and they were a tad on the disappointing side so I'd like to make some that taste delicious and these look like winners.

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  29. I'll definitely be trying this one! Just stocked up on baking supplies yesterday including a tray and chocolate chips! I did forget to grab some cooling racks but now that I've seen the cookie condo, I'm glad I forgot. Much better!

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  30. Definitely the steamed glutinous rice with roast pork, mushroom and lup cheong. Looks really inviting and delicious.

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  31. I'm always up to trying another variation - 'the ultimate one-bowl chocolate cake'!

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  32. i wanna try the passionfruit and raspberry chiffon :)

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  33. oh my, the choc chip cookies, im so hungry now :)

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  34. I want to make your chocolate nutella cookies and then cool them on that rack!
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  35. If you ask me what dish I wanna learn to make from you, it would have to be the bundt cake becos... I know my husband likes it the most. :p But then again, I also want to perfect my cookies and the rack would definitely come in handy to give me a bigger push to bake them! :p

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  36. These chocolate chip cookies sound perfect, going to give them a go this weekend. I would love to try and make the Passion fruit and Raspberry Chiffon Cake - although it does sound kind of intimidating. Kind of like macarons. I'm afraid to make those.

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  37. Hi Diana,
    Haha, my kids have been hinting about cookies too! Not only them, my nephews have been hinting too, and they are no longer in their teens!! These cookies look wonderful and with a glass of cold milk would be great!
    I love the cooling rack, have been eyeing them for so long! Would love to take part in the giveaway!
    Thank you for linking to CYB!

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  38. Definately the Choc Chip cookies! My daughters would love making them with me :)

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  39. I think I can try making the Ham and Cheese Wheels with my Princess!

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  40. I would love to try your chocolate chip cookie recipe!!
    Looks easy and my family simply loves cookies!!!

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  41. Looks good! Would love to try!!! yum!

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  42. Imma gonna try the Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! These will be the perfect 4am tv snack for me! All for me! None for my husband and son because they don't appreciate chocolate the way I do. Mwahahha!

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  43. Its always a delight visiting you! And those cookies are awesome! Happy 100th post, wishing you 100s more!

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  44. I shamelessly admit the cooling rack is what brought me to this page. :p

    But for sure, the recipe is what makes me sign up and stay on here! :D Shall try this out soon! Love the smell of cookies-a-baking in the house!

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  45. Love my banana bread so I'd love to make the Banana Bread-Cake

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  46. I'd love to try my hand at blueberry cheesecake, looks so damn yummy

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  47. We are chocoholis so the one bowl chocoalt cake and the chocolate chip cookies recipe would be a must try

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  48. I love pork so the lor bak (braised pork in light soy sauce)

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  49. I'd love to try this recipe! I've never chilled dough before but so keen to try it now. Those cookies look delectable!

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  50. The Chocolate nutella cookies sound yummo!!

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  51. ♥ choc chips cookies and gonna try out this soon. Recipe so detailed. Thank you for the giveaway! Shall try out others too!

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  52. I want to win the contest & also try the vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing! yummy yum yum

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  53. No one can say no to chocolate chip cookies!

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  54. Chocolate chip cookies for me!! My kids and hubby are chocolate lover!!!

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  55. I tried this recipe last weekend and it was much better than the premix I used to buy. No more premixes for me. Thank you!!

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  56. gonna try this choc chips cookies.

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  57. I'm so gonna try this. Am sure it will be a hit with my family!

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  58. I feel my waistline expanding as I admire your cookies...

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  59. I would love to make fudge, I love to eat it but making it looks too difficult.

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  60. The Spicy Chicken with Pan-roasted Shredded Coconut looks so yummy! I might have to give that recipe a try.

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  61. Hi Diana, addictive cookies and nice giveaway. Love the cooling racks. regards.

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  62. I really love to try this chocolate chip cookie recipe and to cool them in this cookie condo too! Thanks for the chance to win. This has been in my wish list since I saw it in TOTT. Wish my wish comes true.

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  63. I'd LOVE to try the blueberry cheesecake, it looks so delicious & would be the perfect summer dessert to share with the family :) thanks for the chance!

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