Thursday, April 05, 2007

Choc Chunk Cookie.

I’ve tried numerous recipes for chocolate chip cookies but this recipe by the baker has to be one of my absolute favorites. Crisp cookies with melt-in-your-mouth yummy chocolate chunks in every bite. Made a batch with white and milk chocolate chunks to mail home to the Boy who complains I don’t feed him as part of a Valentines Day package. He claims they were drugged, that once you eat them you feel like eating more. Hmm..

¾ cup butter (around 170g), softened
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
200g of your favorite eating chocolate (bittersweet, dark, white, milk), cut into chunks. If you’re using a sweeter chocolate such as milk and white like I did, you might want to reduce the amount of sugar slightly.

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking trays with greased baking sheets.
2. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl till smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, mix well.
3. Toss in the dry ingredients (except for the chocolate chunks). Mix well. Add in chocolate chunks and gently stir in.
4. Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets, slightly spaced apart. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. Cool cookies and eat! I personally love them fresh out of the oven when the chocolate chunks are still nice and gooey. Yum.

Mmm... look at all that chunky goodness.. Boo to chocolate chips! Although I’m sure they’d work perfectly fine with the recipe.

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