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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Easy Bake Chewy Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies


Who doesn't like chewy chocolate chips? Everybody loves them! And it's always best to make homemade ones that buying those in jars.  This recipe that I did, has this nice chocolaty goodness in it.  I guess the more chocolates the better.  You see the family is chocolate lover...not a chocoholic though.

This particular type of cookie is actually a drop cookie (meaning you just have to drop a spoonful or so in your baking sheet and the heat in the oven will do the rest).  It originated in the US and has distinctive ingredients that you wouldn't miss --- chocolate chips.  There are so many recipes of this cookie in the internet and cookbooks. Some have nuts and others have oatmeal.  I prefer to add oatmeal though...convincing myself that this cookie is healthy...haha! According to a cookie book that I have read before, it was accidentally discovered by Ruth Graves Wakefields in 1930 in Whitman, Massachusetts. I should try to find the original recipe and I will share it with you after I tried it.

Anyway, here's the recipe.

Ingredients
2 1/4 c plain flour
1/2 c cornflour
1/2 c quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 c butter, melted
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
350 g chocolate chips
2 large eggs (or 3 medium ones)

Procedure
Cream the butter and the sugar in a big bowl.  Add one egg at a time.
Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cornflour in a smaller bowl.  Add the oats and mix well with hands.
Slowly add the dried mixture to the butter - sugar - egg mixture.  Do it a little at a time to make sure that everything is well blended and the dough would not stick to your hands. 
Put in the chips and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Shape the dough into a size of a golf ball or a little bigger than that.
Bake in 10 minutes at 180C or until the cookies are barely brown.
If they get brown in color the cookies would be quite tough when they cooled.
Remove from oven and let the cookies rest for awhile. When they are not too hot, put the cookies in the cooling rack.



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