of chocolate chips, cookies, and love :)
from my 22 years of life, i've learnt so many things. and one of them is, in whatever things that you do, you do it with love. wholeheartedly. sincerely. then things will turn out fine, even if they don't work out the way you wanted them to. i think that is one of the most important things in life.
same goes with baking. or cooking, for that matter. when you bake, you bake with love. your cookies might not turn out as good as the ones you find in bakeries, or even in packs in supermarkets. but when people eat your baked goods, they will surely feel the love.
and i really believe, that's what makes homemade cookies extra special :)
and last week, someone wanted to try baking a batch of cookies. so i lent a helping hand, and we made the cookies together :)
we found a recipe on the internet, a really simple, easy, chocolate chip cookies recipe. i only tweaked the recipe a bit, just to suit our preference. i added a bit of cocoa powder to make the cookies dark, instead of light coloured, since the recipe does not include any cocoa powder.
here's a step by step photos on how to make the cookies.
first, mix sugar and sifted flour together in a bowl. then, add in melted butter into the mixture.
then, beat egg and add into the mixture. add as many chocolate chips as you want. generously, i suggest. or, VERY generously, if you happen to be one of those resakso coklat cip people.
oh, i almost forgot. you should add cocoa powder along with sugar and flour, and get them well mixed before adding in the butter. but i forgot to add it then, so i just mixed the cocoa powder in, after adding in the chocolate chips. form the dough into small balls, and press with fork onto greased trays. or you can just use baking sheets, so that they won't stick onto the tray.
i spaced them on the tray, thinking that they might expand when baked since the recipe called for self raising flour. so i thought the cookies would turn out soft... but no, they didn't expand much, the size remained pretty much the same, before and after baking.
this is how the cookies looked right out of the oven. still hot, and soft. these ones were the later batches, when we figured that pressing the dough flatter made them taste better. maybe it's because the cookies are more baked, inside out, compared to the first batch which were fatter. anyhow, it's up to your taste buds really. it's what you prefer :)
bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for abut 10 to 15 minutes.
oh, and adding some pecans or walnuts will definitely make them a whole lot better. marvelous, i should say. very similar in taste with my friend ecah's wonderful wonderful feymes amos cookies.
chococookies (adapted from bestrecipes.com)
- 125g butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup self raising flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- chocolate chips
- mix sugar, sifted flour, and cocoa powder in a bowl. mix well.
- add melted butter into mixture.
- beat egg and add to mixture.
- add chocolate chips generously into the mixture, mix well to form a dough.
- pinch dough and roll into small balls. press until flat with a fork, on a well greased tray.
- bake at 180 C for approximately 15 minutes.
and there you have it! a batch of homemade, chocolatey goodness. aanddd not to forget, the warm, homey scent of something baking in your oven, wafting throughout your house... mmm mmmmmmmm sooo gooodd :')
by the way, we doubled the recipe, for extra cookies. heeheee. we made the cookies to bring along with us to melbourne. we were going to melbourne for boxing day, by car. it's a long long journey from adelaide to melbourne, so we really needed things to snack on, hence the cookies. for those of you who are not familiar with boxing day, here in australia (and some other commonwealth countries apparently, thanks to mr wiki now i knowww), we've got boxing day every year, on the 26th of december, the day after christmas. on that particular day, everything goes on sale, and people go out to shop like crayzeeeyhh. that's why we went to melbourne, where there are DFOs. adelaide has only got harbour town... no DFO :'(
and one more thing. to those of you who noticed, this is a... a.... err... another new chikabaker blog... BECAUSEEEEE the silly me FORGOT THE PASSWORD to the gmail account for the blog. so i have to go through some complicated stuffs on verifications bla bla bla with google... which, i believe could take forever for me to ever get access to that blog back. so, i've decided to just go on with this new blog, and to NEVER AGAIN FORGET ANY PASSWORDS EVER AGAIN. insyaAllah. aameeen!
anyways, happy baking peeps!!
baker at heart,