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    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    In 1 week on Food TV there were 2 different recipes for the World's favourites.
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    I've cooked both. There is a common denominator…they both have ground oatmeal, giving a real nutty flavour.
    They both make about 24-30 cookies
    First Chef at Home Michael Smith…his version

    Pre-heat oven 190C
    115 gms butter (room temperature)
    ½ cup white sugar
    ½ cup soft brown sugar

    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon golden syrup

    1 cup flour
    ½ teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    Pinch salt
    1 cup oats (ground in the food processor)

    1 cup dark chocolate chips

    Cream butter and sugars till fluffy
    Add eggs, vanilla and golden syrup
    Sift flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and add to mix
    Add oats, mix well

    Finally stir in chocolate chips

    Take a tablespoon and
    Drop spoonfuls on sheet lined with baking paper

    These will take about 15-20 minutes
    Cool on a rack.
    Go for it.

    And now "Everyday Italian" Giada De Laurentiis has a slightly different twist on this.

    Pre-heat oven to 165C

    225 gms unsalted butter room temperature
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup soft brown sugar

    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    2 ¼ cups flour
    ½ cup oatmeal (ground in food processor)
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda

    115 gms hazelnuts (I actually used macadamia nuts)
    350 gms dark chocolate chips
    1 x 115 gm chocolate candy bar (I used a Mars bar)

    Cream butter and sugars till fluffy
    Add eggs and vanilla

    In another bowl add all dry ingredients and aerate well with a fork
    Add to wet mix in 3 stages (stops the flour flying around the kitchen)
    Stir in nuts, then chocolate chips and finally the candy bar.

    Drop onto lined baked sheet in 1 tablespoons lots about 2.5 cms apart.

    Into 165C oven for about 15 – 20 minutes

    Cool on a rack.

    These were crispre than the previous recipe but both work.

    It was a rainy day and getting a little autumnal…soup and cheese lunch for the staff…
    and the cookies made a tasty little delight for afters


    Asha said...

    YUM! YUM!! Who doesn't like those?!:))

    So Simple said...

    They are worth trying.Makes plenty too.