Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes
3 - 4 people
Chocolate cookies are an irresistible treat that appeals to people of all ages. Their rich and decadent flavour, coupled with a delightful crunch, makes them a favourite for special occasions, tea-time snacks, or a sweet indulgence after a long day.
Portions serving: 6-7 pax
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Calories: 476 cal per portion
100 grams of butter
1 cup of refined flour
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 cup of compound dark chocolate
In a mixing bowl, take the unsalted butter at room temperature. Add the powdered sugar to the butter. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture becomes fluffy, pale, and light. The process of creaming ensures that the cookies achieve the desired texture and a pleasant crumb.
In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients - refined flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. To ensure a smooth texture, pass the dry ingredients through a sieve. This step removes any lumps and aerates the flour, resulting in a light and tender cookie.
To enhance the flavour, add a few drops of vanilla essence to the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Vanilla essence lends a delightful aroma and depth of taste to the cookies.
Now, gently fold in the dry ingredients into the creamed butter-sugar mixture. Use a spatula or a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients until they come together to form a smooth dough. Be cautious not to overmix, as this could lead to a dense cookie texture.
To take these cookies to the next level of indulgence, incorporate chopped compound dark chocolate chips or chunks into the cookie dough. The dark chocolate adds richness and a delightful burst of chocolate flavour in every bite.
Divide the cookie dough into equal portions. For each portion, stuff it with a generous amount of dark chocolate chips. Shape the dough into round cookies. You can press the dough slightly with your palm or a fork to create a beautiful pattern on the cookies.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking. Place the shaped cookies onto the prepared tray, leaving some space between them. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Once the oven reaches the desired temperature, slide the baking tray into the oven and bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes.
After baking, take out the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking tray for a few minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will firm up as they cool, achieving a perfect balance of crunch and tenderness.
The chocolate cookies are now ready to serve. They are best enjoyed with a glass of milk or a cup of hot tea or coffee. For a more indulgent treat, serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you have any leftovers, store the cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and enjoy them for a few days.