|I shaped these balls quite small because I put a tad too much baking soda.|
|Fresh out of the oven|
I wonder how cooks like Giada De laurentiis can stay so skinny. I try to refrain myself from eating all of my baked goods as much as possible, BUT IT'S TOO HARD. Maybe I shouldn't even take a bite and just give it all away. But it's worth the calories, I mean, once in a while you know? Food is a girl's best friend.
|How is this possible?|
These are like giving you a hug. Please do make them, they really are so, so, so good. Let me know how your results turn out.
Chocolate chunk cookies
Adapted from Our Kitchen
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt *
1/2 tsp baking soda
170 g unsalted butter, melted and allowed to cool a little
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed (I reduced to 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks (dark, white, milk, whatever you like. I used dark and milk.), roughly chopped to give large irregular chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 165 degrees Celsius on Fan bake and arrange the oven shelves so they are spaced evenly at about 1/2 and 2/3 down the cavity and the hot air can circulate freely around them. Lightly grease or line two baking trays.
2. Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda into a medium sized bowl.
3. Combine the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add the eggs, extra egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
4. Add the flour and chocolate chunks and stir until just combined.
5. Divide the dough evenly into twenty pieces and roll into balls. Space them evenly on the oven trays, allowing plenty of room for them to spread. Bake for between 15-20 minutes until light brown.The darker the cookies, the crisper they will be.
* P.S, I never ever put salt in my baking goods because I don't feel like there is the need for extra sodium.
I also had to refrigerate the dough for a while because my mixture was too sticky. Also, a great tip is to freeze your cookie dough. You can stash it in there, take it out whenever and bake the cookies! Just let the cookie dough defrost and come to room temperature though.