For chocolate lovers, chocolate chips are a delight and knowing how to make one at home is perhaps the best thing that can happen to you. As a matter of fact, one of life’s simplest pleasure may very well be homemade chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.
You don’t have to go far to learn it as you can delight your family with a batch of your own. All you need to do is to follow our step-by-step guide below.
The Ingredients You Need
The things that you need include a Large bowl, Electric mixer, Cookie sheet and Cooling rack. For the actual ingredients, you need
3/4cup granulated sugar,
3/4cup packed brown sugar,
1cup butter or margarine softened,
2 1/4cups all-purpose flour,
1teaspoon baking soda,
1cup coarsely chopped nuts and
1package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups).
The first thing to do is to heat your oven to a suitably high temperature. In a large bowl, beat sugars, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt while ensuring the dough is still stiff. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
Next, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Proceed to bake for between 8 to 10 minutes or until a light brown colour appears while the center is still soft. Allow to cool for between 1 to 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
Tips To Have The Best Chocolate Cookies
For you to have awesome chocolate cookies, ensure you use softened butter. Do not melt butter or else, you risk having a dough that tm will be too soft and which may result in oddly shaped cookies.
Use a cookie scoop to make cookies the perfect size and shape according to what you want. Place the dough on completely cooled cookie sheets.
Warm cookie sheets can be cooled quickly by placing in the freezer for a few minutes or running under cold running water and wiping dry. Let baked cookies rest on cookie sheet a couple minutes. This allows them to firm up a little so that they are easy to remove from the sheet.
Furthermore, you can freeze individual unbaked cookies on cookie sheets. When frozen, place in container or freezer plastic bag. Properly label them and freeze. They will still be edible for up to six months. However note that you have to bake the frozen cookies a little longer than the usual bake time.
There are loads of chocolate chip cookie recipes that you can try out, especially if you feel this particular one doesn’t do it for you. Moreover, if you don’t have the time for scratch baking, you can always choose to go with chocolate chip cookie mix.