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Friday, April 5, 2013

Chocolate Chips Cookies: Chewy or Crispy

Chocolate Chips Cookies: Chewy or Crispy

Hi everybody :)
I promised a recipe was coming soon so here it is, Chocolate Chip Cookies. I know, I know there are thousand of chocolate chip cookie recipe out there, but this one caught my attention because with few changes; you can make your cookies chewy or crispy. You decide. Anna Olson, Pastry Chef at Canada Food Network, noted for crispy cookies omit the cornstarch and replace the baking soda with baking powder. Now, let's get it started... 
Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks (I used 1 cup milk chocolate chips)

In an electric mixer cream together butter and sugars until smooth and light in color, about 2 minutes with stand mixer

Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
In a bowl; mix together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks. 
(Dough can be refrigerated at this point and baked about an hour later, or shaped and frozen following the direction here  for an easy make-ahead recipe. If baking from a frozen dough add about two more minutes to baking time.)
Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet in an oven preheated at 350 degree. (I used parchment paper.) Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown around the edge.
Source: Food Network
What I Did and/or Think: 
The changes I made are in Bold, Italic, and Purple.   Brown sugar also helps when making a chewier cookies especially dark brown sugar. Sometime when making cookies that call for brown sugar I like to use 1 part dark brown and 1 part light brown to get the amount of chewiness I love.

The Taste: I love the chewy chocolatey taste of these cookies and so does my daughter. She requested more after class. 

How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? Either way you choose, I think you will find this recipe a winner, so they're definitely worthy of REPEATS.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Posting Updates

Hi everybody :)
     I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. I wanted to update you all on my situation. My daughter is doing much better. The swelling have gone down and the ankle splint  removed, but she still can't put any pressure or weight on her ankle. She now wearing a removable booth thing which she's happy about. I guess anyone who ever had to endure a cast or splint know the feeling. She now doing therapy to get the mobility back in her ankle. Since she unable to walk yet, I'm very much still needed here with her up until her graduation in May. But before I go to help her get ready for class, I also wanted  to thank you all for hanging in there with me and to welcome my new followers. Thank you all so much for your patience and  understanding. I will be posting a recipe soon, so stay tune...