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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Done Wrong!)

Since I started baking a few months back I have tried making cookies on many occasions. Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Nuts, Plain Chocolate – tried them all and except once, I’ve got them all wrong.

You look at any cooking recipe and it looks extremely simple – but I always get it wrong.

Just like I did today.

I got the recipe with the help of my BFF – Google. I think I got the measurements right this time, it was a good recipe ( I don’t think you can really go that wrong with a cookie recipe – but who am I to comment on that, huh?). I was happy with it all until I scooped out the dough one at a time and put it on the baking tray. The recipe for for 2 dozen cookies – by the time I was done there were all of 11 scoops on my tray – Oopsie! I only realized that after my mother pointed it out when they started settling down in the oven. Since I had put in really massive scoops it looked like they would melt down in the heat and become one big sheet of dough and chocolate chips! Thankfully that didn’t happen – they settled into nice chunky bits – which made me super happy. But not for too long…

Soon enough I realized the bottom of the cookies were starting to get really brown in comparison to the rest of it – Oopsie! I moved the tray onto the next rack and hoped it wouldn’t burn and become completely inedible.

They didn’t – thankfully!

They did get quite dark at the bottom – which I didn’t like and also because I thought they would end up getting burnt I took them out too soon (I think) so they didn’t turn into the color I would have liked them to get to.

Pulled them out of the oven – let them cool and the family decided to try them out and overall I got pretty good response, taste-wise. I still need to figure out how to make this really work for me and remember to read the recipes thoroughly!

(Its a generic receipe so I’m not going to link to any website/page.)

The Recipe

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking power
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  • In a bowl sift and mix the flour, baking powder and salt
  • In another bowl blend together the butter and sugar until smooth
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the sugar-butter mixture and blend
  • Add  flour mix to the above mixture
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Scoop dough onto a greased baking tray
  • Bake for approx. for 12-15 minutes or until light brown

Enjoy the cookies!

Next time, I’m going to try making Apple Strudel (as requested by the cousin) – or maybe I should wait till I get more baking experience!

Let’s wait and watch!

Cheers,

S

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