I don’t know about you fellow bakers out there, but for me, it has always seemed impossible to create the perfect chocolate chip cookie – crispy on the outside, melted and gooey on the inside.
There have always been 2 parts to my problem:
- The recipe (quantities of flour, types of sugar etc)
- Getting the baking process right
They go hand in hand, mastering one is useless if you can’t master the other.
So, not one to let a baking disaster (or twelve) get me down, I set about trying to solve both of my problems.
- The recipe
Believe me, I’ve tried every single recipe out there – all to no avail.
That is, until I found this one!
I would like to thank Tasty for finally introducing me to a recipe that works!
(Click here to see it)
I substituted the dark chocolate for milk (which I recommend) and added white chocolate chips (because why not?!)
What was interesting for me was the addition of espresso powder – I had never done this before, but definitely noticed a difference. It seems to give the cookies a richer flavour and deeper, darker colour.
2. The baking
As the recipe suggests, I baked the cookies on 180C, for around 10-12 minutes.
You will find that they do not look cooked when you take them out, but if you leave them to cool for a little while, you will find that they soon solidify.
If in doubt however, give them a little bit longer in the oven – they’ll still be delicious!
At long last, this temperature and time worked perfectly!
They do have a ‘wrinkle’ to them, but I think that just proves how impressively homemade they are! 😉
I have even frozen some of the dough so I can experience the cookie joy again soon – hassle free!
Top Tip: Only put a maximum of three cookies on the a lined baking sheet at one time. This is more time consuming, but it avoids the possibility of the dreaded spread into one ginormous cookie – something I have experienced many a time!
So, if you’re like me and have never been able to master the chocolate chip cookie – have a go at this recipe, and, as the nights grow colder, spend the time you are at home wisely by cozying up with one of your creations and a cold glass of milk…
You won’t regret it! 🙂