Everyone loves cookies and that definitely includes me, my darling hubby and my little angel. I had previously never tried baking and was little hesitant when my hubby asked to get some home-made cookies. Under pressure :), I had to take the plunge but it turned out great (Thank God!).
So my 1st attempt was on making this vintage Choco-chip cookies, which are crispy outside but gooey in the centre. Needless to say, all the cookies got finished in couple of hours.
Do note that I have adapted this method from the BBC but with some of my own variations – Happy baking guys!!
The ingredients for the Vintage Choco-chip Cookies are:
1. All-purpose flour (maida) : 100 grams
2. Unsalted Butter : 70 gm
3. Sugar : 100 gm
4. Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
5. Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
6. Egg : 3/4
7. Salt : a pinch
8. Chocolate chips : 75-100 grams
Preheat the oven on 190°C for 15 minutes.
Take a bowl – add butter and sugar in it and beat it well until it becomes creamy. Now add vanilla extract, egg and again beat it properly.
Now add all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt and mix it. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
By using a teaspoon, place the small mounds of mixture well apart on the baking tray. There should be enough place between the cookies. You will get about 15 cookies.
Bake these cookies in the oven for 8-10 minutes until they get light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.
Take out the tray from the oven and leave the tray for couple of minutes to firm up.
The cookies are ready – enjoy your cookies with tea or coffee.
Insider Tips / Finer Points :
Don’t flatten the cookie dough on the baking tray as it will flatten during baking.
You may make different types of cookies by using other ingredients in this method; so feel free to do your own experiments.
You may replace 1 egg with the mix of 2 Tbsp of water with 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil. Simply add it to your cookie batter and mix well. This will keep your cookies light and fluffy.
Or you can replace 1 egg with the mix of 1 Tbsp of Cornstarch in 2 Tbsp of cold water. Make sure there is no lump formation.