Wednesday, 28 January 2009

New York Choc chip cookies

When I was in New York one of the many places I was dying to visit was Baked especially after reading about how they were both working in high profile jobs before leaving to setup a bakery. As I only had a few days in the city and it wasnt the easiest place to get to I never made it but I did get to a bookshop and found their cookbook which I have been dying to make something from since coming back early in December.

Everything was a bit crazy before Christmas in the household with the impending trip to India, unpacking from New York and all the usual Christmas festivities so I didnt get around to making anything from the book until this weekend. Where better to start than some chocolate chip cookies?

This is a slightly modified version of theirs being that I didnt have all the ingredients in the house but yummy all the same.
New York Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 180g butter
  • 165g soft light brown sugar
  • 100g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 200g chocolate chip cookies - I used milk chocolate but think I will try with dark chocolate ones next time.

Measure the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda and place together in a bowl

In a mixer with paddle attachment beat the butter and eggs together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time until fully combined. Add the vanilla extract and beat for a few seconds

Add half the flour and beat for 15 seconds. Add the remaining and beat until just combined

Fold in the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and put in the refrigerator for as long as you can, overnight ideally. You can leave it just an hour or two but it will be harder to form the cookies.

Scoop the dough out into 2-tablespoon size balls and shape into perfect balls with your hands. Place on linked baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minute at 200C until the edges are goloden brown and the tops starting to get dark. Remove and cool for a few minutes or do like I did and eat straight away!

Along with a big glass of milk, theres no better way to round off a lovely weekend.

1 comment:

  1. excellent cookies. left em in the oven for 14 mins and they turned out nice and crunchie... 2 thumbs up.... :)


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