Chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular cookies around the world. They smell great while baking and are nice and crunchy when you bite into them. If you are a chocolate lover, you will love the chunky chocolate chips! Try this easy to make yet very tasty recipe at home. You will be amazed by how simple it is. Quick to make, smells wonderful and great for all types of parties. Try this recipe to impress your family and friends!
- 120 grams (4¼ oz) butter, melted
- 150 grams (5¼ oz) plain flour
- 70 grams (2½ oz) brown sugar
- 50 grams (2¼ oz) caster sugar
- 150 grams (5¼ oz) plain chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Start by measuring the ingredients necessary for the Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- Get the oven ready by preheating it to 180°C or 365°F. Also prepare the baking trays by lightly greasing them with butter.
- Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Beat the mix thoroughly.
- Place the mix into little small rounds on the baking tray. Remember to leave enough space between them as they will expand during baking.
- Use another tray if necessary to ensure sufficient space between the mix. To prevent the mix from expanding excessively, reduce the amount of baking powder used or reduce the duration of beating.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes and voila!! it’s done 🙂 Remove immediately from oven once done to prevent the cookies from getting burnt.
- Let the cookies cool. When cool, you can store cookies in an airtight container to maintain the crunchiness.
Chocolate chip cookies were invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield many years ago in 1930. Ruth Wakefield used to run the “Toll House Inn” with her spouse who is called Kenneth. This inn was located in Whitman, Massachusetts. It was a Bed and Breakfast Inn, so she used to make breakfast and dessert for the visitors of her Inn.
In 1937, she thought of an amazing idea, she decided to make a new dessert by dividing a semi-sweet bar of chocolate that was given to her by Andrew Nestle into small tiny pieces in order to mix them with the dough to make chocolate cookies. The end result was not exactly what she had expected it to be but as she thought it was good enough to serve, she gave them to her guests.
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