Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 October 2010

What would be a better give-away gift to a friend than half-a-dozen of lovely chewy, crunchy munchy choco chip cookies? I made a batch today of these cookies following a recipe I found on Allrecipes. I did a huge search on google and in the jungle of recipes it was way too difficult to sort out the best ones. This recipe from Allrecipes had good reviews and I decided to give they a go. I only made a half batch of the recipe and did cut the chocolate chips to another half quantity and I do not think there are needed more of these, or else they would turn out too sweet. I mixed three different types of chocolate, dark chocolate, dark swiss chocolate with honey and nougat and white chocolate. The dough was just too delicious and I could not stop myself stealing from it. The dough is supposed to rest for 24-36 hours in fridge for best result, not having much time I rested it for about 5 hours. The creamy dough had turned into hard consistency which I formed as balls with my hands and baked for about 20 minutes. I think I baked them a little too much since they turned more crunchy and crispy than chewy. However, I can not complaint on the taste, these cookies were delicious with a glass of caffe latte. I think I will try to bake them less next time.

Mmmm. Bits of chocolate in every bite. Cold outside. And a large cup of real bitter coffee. Perfect.

And a give-away ofcourse! A nice box and some lovely silk ribbon and there you got one of the best gifts ever. I am bringing these for my friend tomorrow, hope she will like them.

Makes about 18 medium-sized cookies
Calories each cookie: ~ 125

I n g r e d i e n t s

85 g butter, softened or melted
100 g brown sugar
50 g sugar
1/2 egg
1/2 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla essence
125 g all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
75 g chocolate chips (flavor as desired)

1. Cream together softened or melted butter with brown sugar and sugar until well combined
2. Add vanilla essence, egg and egg yolk, mix until light and creamy
3. Sift together flour and baking soda, add in the mixture and stir until just combined
4. Add chopped chocolate chips or chocolate morsels with a wooden spatula
5. Chill in the fridge for atleast one hour
6. Form balls with hands or use a spoon to form balls and set them about 5-8 cam apart on a baking sheet

Bake on 150C for about 15 minutes until golden brown on edges in the middle of oven

Note! Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes after taking them out as they continue to bake on the tray

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