You may find this hard to believe but sometimes I actually bake something that is not a cupcake. I mean cupcakes are great and all, but a girl needs some variation in her life. So a while back I baked some yummy chocolate chip cookies. To me these cookies were perfection - soft texture, slightly chewy, lots of chocolate chips and some walnuts for a bit of crunch. So if that sounds like your idea of a good choc chip cookie then read on...
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bringing Home the Baking by Quincella C. Geiger)
Makes 48 - 72 cookies depending on scoop size
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp bi-carb soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chips (I replaced this with more milk/white chocolate chips)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Combine flour, bi-carb and salt in a medium bowl.
- Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix on low speed until well blended. Stir in chips and walnuts.
- Measure dough with a cookie/ice-cream scoop and place on baking paper lined baking trays. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Leave cookies on trays until completely cooled.