Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is time again for . This month I was paired with Laura of The Spiced Life. It would have been really easy for me to do a Indian recipie from her place as I saw delicious looking Indian dishes.
And to be honest I almost went for a Afghani chicken, but then I saw this chocolate chip cookie and fell in love with them.

Laura was not going to post about this delicious cookie as everyone in the blogsphere has been blogging about it as it was a recipe written in NY Times ( of course except for me, i didn't even know about it) But she too had falled in love with the recipe she thought she will post them too.

I am sending this to Susan of Foog blogga for her Eat christmas cookie 2, she is going to post the cookies here so we can make the cookies we like for the holidays. Last year she got more than 200 entries so let us ladies make sure that she can have 300 this year, positive thinking ladies :-)

Now back to the cookies from laura.

Good that she did it as now i too can make them.
If you want to have the originam recipe , you will find here

I did half the quantity. As i knew if i made them too much I would not be able to keep off them.

And ofcourse I didn't had enough brown sugar which was a real pity so used the normal white sugar.
I always have brown sugar at home but, i have been baking these days and din't notice that it was almost finished.
Also didn't use bread flour , used the normal flour, only bread flour i have here at home is splet.
The recipe says for keeping the dough in the fridge for atleast 24 hrs, i just kept them for 7 hours.
I never buy chocolate chips, I always buy these callebaut dark chocolate bars and then just chopp them into pieces.

No more shop bough chocolate chip cookies for me, these are just absloutley delicious.



2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content (see note) (I used semisweet, 1 lbs discs and ¼ lbs chocolate chips since my discs came in a 1 lb box)
Sea salt.

I halfed this recipe.

Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
Using a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds.

Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate them without breaking them. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes, then slip cookies onto another rack to cool a bit more. Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day.

54 comments:

Asha said...

Looks delicious F. My son loves chewy chocolate chip cookies. I just baked a Banana Chocolate chip bread too, smells so good. It's a very cold day here today, feels good to have a slice of warm bread!Enjoy the cookies! :))

Happy cook said...

Asha yupiee you are back bloging or just came to say hello :-)
Well thankyou for the wonderful visit. I just baked this few hours back and blogged it .
I love banana bread they are always delicioius and moist, hope you are taking pictures so that when you are back you can bog about all of your cooking.
You all enjoy the bread too.

Cham said...

Beautifully tied cookies.... Who says no to those chocol chip cookies :)

Thanu said...

Lovely presentation of the cookies . Thanx so much for leaving comments on my post. Keep coming back:)

kamala said...

That looks so delicious..I always have a hard time making this choco chip cookies..Book marked this HC..Thank you for the beautiful recipe

sunita said...

F, those cookies look so festive :-)

Rina said...

My Kindergartaner loves chocolate chips cookies..Never thought of treating him with home baked one...You inspire me now....May be in christmas holidays i would bake these for him.

BTW.. your stack of cookies look gr8.

Priya said...

Was thinking to prepare cookies with chocolates, urs r prefect n looks scrumptious..

Jaya said...

Happy,
these looks absolutely stunner.
I guess it will taste great with a cup of warm milk in my case...
hugs and smiles

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

They look great! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Whoaaaa I love cookies - am making a counted stitch oven cover and there you are tempting me with these wonderful cookies

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love my choco chip cookies chewy,than crisp:) Looks good and very nice presentation too!

Rosie said...

Oh H.C. those cookies look truly delicious!! I adore the way you have presented them all tied in ribbon so pretty :)

Rosie x

Pam said...

I heard about this recipe but haven't tried. They look delicious - your picture is really great.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

cookies look gorgeous. looks perfect and nice presentation.

Purva Desai said...

They look really delicious, they look crispy and chocolatyyy...

sowmya said...

cookies look awesome...

Suma Rajesh said...

looks delicious...i can have those full cookies in no min..yumy

LG said...

Delicious Choclate chip cookies. I am all drooling over that pile :P

raaji said...

My hubby always prefer having the costco ones over my cookies....one day am sure gonna make them so good that he keeps asking me for my choco chip cookies......

Uma said...

ooh, I would like to have the whole stack of those lovely CCC. Yummy! Beautiful presentation.

jayasree said...

Mouthwatering cookies. Who can resist these choco cookies. Loved the last pic.

Adlak's tiny world said...

very nice presentation of cookies dear. so inviting and delish.

come and pick up, i have surprise for u in my -ITS A REFRESHING TIME post.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I don't care for chocolate chip cookies but my family does, so I make them regularly - must do some now!!!

Dibs said...

The red ribbon makes the stack look so enticing :-).


Just wanted to remind you ...looking forward to your post for the Kitchen Treasure Hunt.

Debbie said...

The cookies look so tasty. I can eat chocolate chip cookies anytime!

James said...

This is such a great recipe. Personally, I prefer the 100 gram (3.5 ounce) cookies. Most folks want them smaller. Not sure the weight, I just use a 1.5 fluid ounce ice cream scoop.

Great photos!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Ooh, I'm so glad Laura (and you) decided to post on these, because I haven't them before. These look so delicious! And every Christmas cookie tray needs chocolate chip cookies on them. Thank you so much!

Sandie said...

Chocolate chip cookies are always a good choice---so tasty and well-suited for any occasion!

Sujatha said...

They are looking gorgeous! Love those colors.. My daughter's favorite.. never thought of making these from scratch.. Should try this sometime soon..

Ivy said...

Oh I remember her last year's event and it was great. I must start thinking what to do. Your chocolate chip cookies are irresistible.

Liliana said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a family favourite! One of our comfort foods. Your cookies look amazing. I will have to try your recipe.

I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Mandira said...

this looks delicious :)

anudivya said...

Beautifully presented! Love the cookies and a cold glass of milk would complete it.

Anonymous said...

thank you HC for your kind words & support , highly appreciate it a lot:) Yesterday when i saw it for the first time , i was fuming but now i am feeling better, guess as long as the bog is open to all , some unscruplous people will resort to stealing from our food blogs to make some quick money!:(
your cookies look scrumptious & so festive :)
paati

Sagari said...

my all time fav , cookies happycook , but never baked

Yasmeen said...

Classic Chocolate chip cookies are everyone's favorite:)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wow do those look really incredible . . . so thick and rich.
You're right, I think once you make your own, I just can't buy them anymore.

Maryann said...

Your cookies are awesome. :)

Roopa said...

Who can resist these:) These are an all time favorite :)

Miri said...

Looks really nice and chewy but crisp - just the way I like it!

Miri

Divya Vikram said...

I can never resist these choc chip cookies! Lovely stack and beautifully presented!

Sig said...

I love that presentation HC... very pretty :)

Priya said...

Hi HC..i tagged u for a good cause, just bake some bread, pls check it out in my blog...thanks in advance..

jesse said...

That cookie tower is just begging to be eaten!! Thank you for the yummy recipe.

DEESHA said...

delicious ... I want some right now .. its soo lovely to nibble into these when u crave for something nice

Parker said...

Great cookies. I would love to submit a cookie recipe and see the 200+ recipes that get posted.

Happy cook said...

Tjankyou all for you wonderful comments. I really enjoy reading them.

Laavanya said...

These look perfect.. how did I miss this post.. You even got perfect circles.. whenever I scoop them i get ragged edges... :)

Maria said...

I love chocolate chip cookies and so do my boys and these would go down a big treat in our home! They look so yummy.

Maria
x

Karen said...

Can't go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie recipe! I saw the NY Times recipe and wanted to try it, but I'm too inpatient to wait for it to be refrigerated! Great recipe for Susan's Christmas Cookie blog!

Cooking and the City said...

Happy Cook your cookies look so good & I'm not even a lover of chocolate, your really tempting me tho :-)

Kribha said...

Hi HC,
Been awhile since I commented here. But I've been silently visiting your blog whenever I could.
Actually, I've started working for the past 4 months. That's why I'm unable to balance everything.

Guess it will take somemore time for me to get organized.
Anyway, lovely stack of cookies and that too my fav kind. Loved your Marzipan cake too. What a color! Just great.

Maris said...

These look SO GOOD. Chocolate Chip cookies are easily my favorite and you can never have too many recipes for them!