Thursday, August 28, 2008

*shock* first post is of cookies and not cupcakes?

This cookie dough was made the day before yesterday, but I created this blog today and so I felt I should have a post. It was too late to make cupcakes and so I thawed the dough and put it in the oven. So, the day before yesterday, I was craving chocolate chip cookies so I made some. The day before yesterday, I read the New York Times quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie (yes, I know, I'm reaaally late) and I found a promising recipe at allrecipes.com here it is (after the pictures!)



before... (looks yummier than the after! haha)

after! (i know, they look so dry..)

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie; makes 18


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

hmm..


I found that the recipe had too much vanilla in it. While it was baking, you could smell the vanilla. They were kind of dry too. They were chewy in the middle and crispy on the edges. But they tasted like the cookies you buy that Ralph's. (a.k.a. not good). After they had cooled, they melted in your mouth and it was definately too sweet. These weren't the best I've had, but they were good.

Out of a 1-5 rating

cookie: 3 1/2



1 comment:

JESSICACHOI said...

yummy in my tummy <3