What's that you say, high school counsellors? "Get a post-secondary degree Melissa!" "It will be sooo worth it in the end".. four years, no job, and roughly 45k of debt later, i find myself with nothing to show for it but a piece of paper. sigh. However, during this debt-infused period in my life i discovered how much i thoroughly enjoyed baking. I found a strong passion, and it has nothing to do with my f*cking honours degree. Go figure.
Angry rant aside....Chocolate chip cookies were one of the verrry first things i started baking. Trying endless recipes, i found one that i could alter and it has turned into my go to CCC recipe. They are the classic chocolate chip cookies; nothing fancy goes into them like the New York Times BEST chocolate chip cookies, but hey we're on a ingredients and time budget here.
What you need:
1 C plus about 2tbsps. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C butter OR margarine
1/3 C white sugar
1/3 C plus about 1-2 tbsps. brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want them/how diabetic you plan to be in the future)....
1/2 tbsp. vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 tbsp. milk
3/4 C semisweet chocolate chips
What you need to do:
preheat the oven to 350, please.
in a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk/fork together to get it all fluffy.
in a separate bowl, cream the butter/margarine with the white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg. Mix in the vanilla, then mix in the milk.
Gently mix in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. --optional step: place batter in fridge for 20-30 mins. If you do this, it makes the batter easier to deal with and roll; otherwise batter is pretty sloppy and difficult to keep together. That being said, i usually say f*ck it, and put the first batch in right away, and as they are cooking i put the remaining batter in the fridge and then bake it when the first batch is done.
--> wash the hot pan under cold water before placing new dough on the pan.
|eating cookie dough..is it a cookie do-ough or cookie dough-n't?...*stuffs face with raw dough anyways|
drop by semi-rounded spoonfuls (pfft, as round as you can get them) on non-stick pan.
Bake for about 10-12 mins, or until edges are golden. Let sit on pan for a couple mins to let them set.
yields about 2 dozen cookies.
Don't forget to TRY and REPLY!!!!!
^.^adapted from Brown eyed Baker's the chocolate chip cookie