Monday, May 16, 2011
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
The secret recipe club is my motivation for this post Every month a partner is assigned and you make a recipe from their space without letting them know. Read about this club at Amanda's. I was assigned an amazing blog, Barbara Bakes. The fact that it was a baking blog was even more interesting.
This blog soon became my tea time companion. I was spending most of my time at tea reading her archives. With lovely pictures, recipes and text, it sure is a pleasure to read. Among a dozen recipes I wanted to try, the thick chewy chocolate chip cookies was the chosen one.
Therecipe itself was an easy one to put together in less than 20 minutes. I like my chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy rather than the harder ones.It requires you to bake them at 400 degrees. I was apprehensive that it would result in burning them. I am glad she mentioned that chewy cookies were a result of high temp. and not baking at a low temp. She had attempted it at both temps .She had adapted the recipe from the Sunset Magazine. I halved the recipe and followed her exact recipe. The batter however was very thick and I added 1/4 C of milk for a smoother batter. The cookies were baked for 8 minutes and they do remain soft in the centre but do take them out and let them stay on the tray because they would continue to bake on the pan. The cookies did not spread, were chewy and perfect but mine would rather suit a title chunky chewy chocolate chip cookies.