The Fuss-Free Cookies No One Told You About… Until Now

By : Loo Jiamin
06 October 2016

THE FUSS-FREE COOKIES NO ONE TOLD YOU ABOUT… UNTIL NOW

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The Fuss-Free Cookies No One Told You About… Until Now

New to baking? Here’s a really simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies! And even if you think you detest baking, the simple recipe and fuss-free steps will convert the most die-hard detractor 

 

Before you start, prepare the ingredients and get your baking utensils and gadgets ready. This is basic knowledge but for newbies, we need reminders.

Ingredients

Makes about 20 cookies

Best buy ever. Before I had this, I used to think that baking was a chore – having to sweat it out in the kitchen as I manually whisked and blended the ingredients. Now? All I have to do is throw in the ingredients and let the machine do the work. Woohoo!

Tip: For baking cakes and cookies, use the paddle!

 

2. Measuring Cups/ Spoons

Another time-saving tool, these measuring cups and spoons are so useful for precise portioning of your ingredients.

3. Silicon Baking Sheet

 

This is something I discovered recently. Most recipes recommend using baking sheets, but it can be troublesome to have to cut the baking sheets to the size of your baking pan. So I find this a most worthwhile investment.

And the best part about having all these tools – washing up is so much easier!

Instructions

With both ingredients and gadgets at the ready, let us start!

1. Mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Set it aside.

 

2. Whisk both brown and granulated sugar in the electric mixer. Cut down on the sugar if you prefer the cookies to be less sweet. Make sure to thoroughly mix the sugar till there are no clumps.

3. Add in butter and mix until it starts becoming dough-like.

4. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract.

5. Slowly add in the flour mixture. Scrape the sides so that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Then add in the chocolate chips. I used a mixture of large white chocolate chips and mini milk chocolate chips for a different texture!

6. Now, the chocolate chip cookie dough is ready.

To bake good cookies, it is recommended to let the dough rest. Refrigerate the dough for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.

 

When you are ready to start baking, preheat the oven to 190°C. Scoop the dough (¼ cup) and place them a good distance apart.

Bake for about 16 to 20 minutes, until the edges are set and the cookie begins to turn golden brown throughout.

Note: Do not over-bake the cookies as they are meant to be chewy. 

 

If you find your cookies stuck together, do not worry. Simply break them at the edges to separate them. And the next time round, remember to put more distance between the dough!

Let the cookies cool and then, enjoy!

Do you have any other tasty recipes you would like to share with us? Simply drop us an email at mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg. We would love to feature it!

 


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