When The Craving Hits - Choc Chip Cookies By @sweetpea
Yesterday I woke up craving chocolate chip cookies. The craving was so real that guess what I did? I whipped up a batch! My very first batch of choc chip cookies EVER! Luckily for me (and the rest of my family), they came out just perfect. They were so delicious that they lasted a few hours, at best.
Before I even got of bed, I jumped onto Google and searched for a recipe that seemed easy enough. I was a little short on some of the ingredients so I had to improvise. For instance, I used a slab of chocolate (which my son happily smashed into tiny "chips" for me) instead of store-bought chocolate chips). I also used margarine instead of butter (the scandal) and brown sugar instead of white sugar.
The result was a delectable cookie that had a soft gooey inside and a crispy outside. Mmhmm!
The cookies were so good, they even got a thumbs-up from my picky little eater!
To share the love, I am going to share the recipe with you - but my own edited version.
- 2 cups of sifted cake flour
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- Half a cup of melted margarine
- 2 large eggs
- A teaspoon of vanilla essence
- A teaspoon of baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- A slab of chocolate broken into pieces (or prepacked choc chips)
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius
- Line a flat pan with baking paper
- Mix your melted margarine and sugar together until creamy
- Add vanilla essence and eggs and mix well
- Add chocolate pieces
- Use a spatula to fold in the flour, salt, and baking soda
- Chill your dough in the fridge for one hour
- Scoop tablespoon-sized blobs onto your baking paper
- Place in oven and allow to bake for 10-12 minutes
- Place cookies onto a cooling rack
I got 20 cookies out of this batch, which I think is quite good considering the ingredients were relatively inexpensive. And despite the fact that I didn't use real butter, they still gave a "melt in your mouth" experience.
Once the cookies had cooled off, my kiddo and I made some tea and enjoyed a movie while we munched our way through our chocolatey bounty. I wonder what tomorrow's craving will be?