Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ben's Chocolate Chip Cookies - definitive recipe!

*Chocolate chip cookies are one of my top five favourite foods, but the perfect recipe has eluded me. Today I was victorious!*

  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 230g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Cadbury buttons or other chocolate chips
  1. In small bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside
  2. Melt butter on low heat in a cast iron pan; add to large mixing bowl
  3. Add caster and brown sugar to the butter, creaming on a medium-low speed
  4. Slowly add egg, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined
  5. Add dry ingredients in a little at a time to avoid spillage, and mix
  6. Stir in chocolate chips by hand
  7. If this consistency looks too wet, add a bit more flour (not too much)
  8. Chill the dough for at least one hour
  9. Scoop cookies onto baking parchment a small baking sheet (about 6 per sheet)
  10. Bake at 375F/190C/Gas mark 5 for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  11. Savor!!

Courtesy of Alton Brown via Pig Pig's Corner

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