Saturday, 27 July 2013
Saturday Scoffs | Soft, Chewy, American Cookies
Hello everyone and welcome to my new series! As you know, if you've followed me since the start, I used to do 'What I ate Wednesday posts' with savoury (dinner) or cupcake posts. After a few weeks of doing this, I realised that the posts weren't really that good and so I've decided to do another series but no dinner posts containing savoury items.. I've decided to keep with the cupcakes, cakes and baking items.
Baking is a big love of mine. It's what fills most of my weekends and I love trying new recipes. I've been planning on doing this since April time so it's been very much anticipated but because I've planned my blog post schedule out, I couldn't fit it in until today, which shows how fast this year's gone.
I wasn't sure how to format these posts. Either take step by step pictures and the finished product or take a picture of the finished product and type out a step by step guide. I decided the second option would be a lot better!
I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I like doing them. Without further ado, here's some American cookies for you to enjoy!
What you'll need | Ingredients
140g Plain Flour
1 1/4 teapoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
115g brown sugar
3/4 vanilla extract
170g chocolate chips
How To Make | Method
First of all, get all your ingredients ready and your equipment - this way, you're organised! Also, if you don't have a fan assisted oven, preheat your oven at 180c. Then, line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, just so they don't stick..if not, they're a pain to get off the tray!
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Just do this with a fork to make sure all the powders are blended evenly. Set this aside and get yourself a larger mixing bowl. In this bowl, combine everything else apart from the chocolate chips. For this, I always use an electric whisk as it really blends everything together and leaves no unwanted lumps. I suggest putting the whisk on a medium level because you don't want the cookie mix to become runny. When you have quite a cookie dough consistency, pour in the choc chips. Mix the chips with the dough using a fork, spatula, wooden spoon but don't use the whisk...this will end up chopping the chocolate into finer pieces and it'll disappear. At this point, if you have a fan assisted oven, this is the time to turn it on to 180c. Using a tablespoon, spoon amounts onto the baking tray and leave the dough on the tray in 'mound' shapes. Do not flatten, once cooked, the cookies do this their selves. Remember to leave enough space between each incase they expand tooo much into eachother. Place them into the oven until golden and until a skewer comes out clean. This usually takes around 10-15 minutes. Then, when cooked, pop them on a wire rack to cool. These cookies store in an airtight container for around 1 week. Enjoy!