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Offline Sue

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« on: February 18, 2013, 07:29:35 PM »
Chocolate Chip Cookies

While it's important to follow baking recipe measurements, adding a few
extra chocolate chips to this family favorite is absolutely encouraged!



    1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 125 mL
    1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, packed 125 mL
    1⁄4 cup sugar 60 mL
    1 egg, room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
    11⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 310 mL
    2 tbsp cornstarch 30 mL
    1⁄2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
    1⁄2 tsp salt 2 mL
    1 cup chocolate chips 250 mL

    Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C) and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or lightly grease the sheets.
    Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar together until fluffy.
   
    Beat in the egg and then add the vanilla extract.

    In a separate bowl, stir the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt together.

    Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture, and stir until evenly blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    Using a tablespoon, drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 11⁄2 inches between each cookie.
   
    Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

    Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

    Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes about 2 1⁄2 dozen cookies ~ enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 09:36:26 PM »
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Few people can resist these!  Nice to have the recipe since it's kinda hard to read the tiny print on back of chocolate chip packages.  I've tried with half of flour being whole-wheat, works pretty well, barely affects the taste.  Sometimes the cookies flatten out a bit after removing from oven, bit of a mystery, supposedly many possible causes.

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 06:33:44 PM »
Few people can resist these!  Nice to have the recipe since it's kinda hard to read the tiny print on back of chocolate chip packages.  I've tried with half of flour being whole-wheat, works pretty well, barely affects the taste.  Sometimes the cookies flatten out a bit after removing from oven, bit of a mystery, supposedly many possible causes.

Has to do with amount of baking soda (or baking powder?) and the relative atmospheric pressure.  Baking cookies can be complicated.

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 06:52:26 PM »
Has to do with amount of baking soda (or baking powder?) and the relative atmospheric pressure.  Baking cookies can be complicated.

Maybe I should try a bit more baking soda, but they're correctly puffy when baking, the cooling makes them flatten.  Maybe the whole wheat flour is the culprit.  Made some blueberry "newtons" with ww flour, they were pretty good & healthier than store-bought.  Even tried making peanut butter cups once--Reese's temporarily sold Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups & I loved 'em so naturally they stopped selling 'em.  They were difficult to form, the chocolate/peanut butter ratio way too high.