Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Women's Weekly Recipe: Choc Chip Cookies

Brave Tart and her post about chic chip cookies got me thinking about making my own choc chip cookies, and funnily enough, DH has been requesting them lately so what better time to try them but now? In the past I haven't made a great deal of cookies, especially choc chip ones, so the plan is to try out a number of different recipes until I found The One, or the one that has the WOW factor.

My first trial recipe is from The Australian Women's Weekly Macaroons & Biscuits book. 

What you will need: 
250g Butter, softened
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
¾ Cup Caster Sugar
¾ Cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
1 Egg
2¼ Cups Plain Flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda)
375g Chocolate Melts (dark, milk or white)

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line baking trays with baking paper.
Beat the butter, extract, sugars and egg in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. I used my handheld electric mixers for this on high speed. For me, it was hard to determine when the batter was fluffy, so I tested it between my finger tips to see if the sugar had dissolved and when it had, that was fluffy enough for me.
Add the flour and bicarb soda, in two batches, and combine with the butter mixture. Again I used my handheld electric mixer for this on high speed and for those bits of flour that didn't combine thoroughly, I used my hands to mix in it. Stir in the chocolate with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Chocolate added to batter
Roll tablespoons of batter into balls an place approximately 5cm away from each other on the trays. Bake for about 15 minutes (careful not to overcook, check at 10 minutes to ensure they are golden brown, not dark brown).
Ready for the oven
Add the extract chocolate to the tops for that decorative touch mentioned here. Cool on the trays. And serve (with milk in my case).
Cookies and milk
These cookies were nice but not sweet enough for DH and I. On to the next recipe. If you have a tried and tested one you think I will love let me know.

For more photos from my Women's Weekly Choc Chip cookie adventure visit my Facebook page here


  1. I am a junkie for cookies and cakes. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites. Lately, i have been making ricotta cheese chocolate chip cookies and i love them....i find them better than the regular ones...

  2. Thanks Cake Whiz. Would love to see a post on your blog aboutthe ricotta cookies so I can try them

  3. Great recipe... your cookies turned out perfect:) You really can't go wrong with choc chip cookies. I tend to put peanut butter in mine too.

  4. Thanks Tania. I just wish they were a tad sweeter. I have a recipe with peanut butter in it to try so that will be next (plus a few others I have up my sleeve). Thanks for visiting.