Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chocolate chip cookies

My sisters and I are babysitting the younger kids tonight, and I thought it would be fun to make cookies with them. We just made regular chocolate chip cookies, and I added a little variation at the end. Ingredients will be in green.

Chocolate chip cookies

In a large mixing bowl mix
2 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed,
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract, and
1 1/2 cups butter.
Beat for several minutes until the dough is whipped, it should be light, and fluffy.

It should look like this.  ↓

2 Tablespoons milk, and
2 eggs,
and beat well again, for several minutes.
I used egg replacer so its entirely safe to eat the dough!

4 cups all-purpose flour,
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda,
1 teaspoon salt.
Mix well.

I used 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour.

 Add 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Mix gently.

If you mix this step to long the chocolate chips will melt and turn the dough a dark brown color. 

 For a slight variation I decided to add several Tablespoons of coconut to a small bowl of cookie dough, and mix it in well. The cookies turned out nicely.  My sisters say they like them.

Drop by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350ยบ for 10 to 12 minutes.  They will still look slightly raw, but the edges should be a little bit browned.

Let the cookies sit on the pan for 2 or 3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

The kids all enjoyed a cookie with milk!


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