I've been looking for a good chocochip cookie recipe for quite some time. Last time I followed a recipe from a magazine..and needless to say..was an outright disaster!!! They turned out quite dark in color on top and almost burnt at the bottom. The only feel good factor at that time was I had halved all the ingredients..so the damage was minimized and we managed to finish the cookies fast.
I recently read the post on Chocolate Chip Cookies by Deesha. I wanted to give it a shot...though was quite skeptical, courtesy the previous disaster.
As always I halved the ingredients. I did make some changes to the sweetness..since I have a diabetic FIL, who, given a chance would lap up any sweet in top gear :). The results were stunning!!! I must thank Deesha for her tips which indeed were quite helpful.
Ingredients: (Halved and slightly changed from Deesha's recipe)
Makes Approx 15-18
1 cup + 2 tbsps flour,
1/2 cup butter, softened,
1/2 cup granulated sugar,
1/2 cup Demerara sugar,
1/2 tsp vanilla essence,
1/2 tsp salt,
1/2 tsp lemon juice,
1/2 tsp baking soda,
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips,
1.) Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 mins.
2.) Sift the flour, baking soda and salt thrice and set aside.
3.) In a bowl, mix granulated sugar, Demerara sugar, butter, vanilla essence, and beat well. Add the eggs and beat well.
4.) Add the flour mixture slowly and mix well. Mix in the chocolate chips.
5.) Drop spoonful of the mixture on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for approximately 9-10 mins.
6.) Allow them to cool before removing from the baking sheets.
They were perfect with a hot cup of coffee. I prefer to have cookies or biscuits dunked in coffee..and it tasted so good :)
The sweetness was just right for us and the little chocolate chips added the right amount of crunch and sweetness. The lemon juice did add the chewy texture as Deesha mentioned and I would not make any changes to that one.
I'm glad I found that perfect Chocochip cookie recipe...and wouldn't stop myself from making big batches from now on!!!
I'm sending this entry to Sharmi for her Cookie Baking Event.