Thursday, May 26, 2011

Aspiring Bakers #7: Chocolate Chip Cookies

A brand new start for my baking journey. I'm slowly picking up speed and baking more often than before.

I have not baked any cookies (except for cny) for a long time. As my packet of chocolate chips is dangerously near the expiry date, the chocolate theme for Aspiring Bakers come at the right time.

As I'm quite a fan of Chinese baking books, one of them is 孟老师, I almost feel like baking every single recipe in her book. No, I'm not aspiring to be another Julie (from Julie and Julia). So this is the chocolate chips cookies from her book 孟老师的100道手工饼干. Taste good for home-bake cookies. Crunchiness 7/10. Still looking for the Famous Amos cookies. I remember I bookmark a chinese website for FA cookies recipe before but can't seem to find it. I have too many bookmarked recipes. ;p

Chocolate Chip Cookies 巧克力豆饼干

Ingredients (makes 28 pieces)

100g unsalted butter, soften at room temperature
50g sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
45g egg, lightly beaten
150g cake flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
80g chocolate chips


1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until well-mixed.
2. Slowly drizzle in the egg, beat till fluffy.
3. Sift in cake flour and baking powder and fold in till well-mixed.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Drop small teaspoons of dough (about 15g each, 2cm diameter) on baking tray.
6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170 deg C (top rack) for 20-25 minutes.
(Off the oven, leave the cookies in the oven for another 10 minutes for crispier cookies.)

Recipe adapted from: 孟老师的100道手工饼干

I am submitting this Chocolate Chip Cookies to Aspiring Bakers #7: Chocolate Delight (May 2011), hosted by Doris of Tested & Tasted.