I have never baked chocolate cookies in my whole life, but I decided that I would try out a recipe from some generic US website and see how I can make it my own.
Cookies by right should be sweet, these ones that I made using the US website were a little too sweet like the Subway Cookies. I prefer them less sweet, so I will perhaps reduce the castor sugar by half in my next attempt. Also, I made the mistake of getting chocolate from Cold Storage. The problem is the descriptions of the cooking chocolates that they sold at the supermarket was written as Chocolate Chips. I thought they were until I opened them up for use. They were Chocolate Kisses that was for melting and for use in cooking. Not quite what I wanted.
Phoon Huat is still the best. At least can see what it is that I am buying, and everything in that shop is for baking. Anyway, I made these chocolate cookies following the US website’s cookie recipe and I think it rocks, except that it is a little too sweet for my liking. That said, you might like it. Enjoy.
1. 1 block 250 grams SCS butter (salted)
2. 1 cup brown sugar (Billington’s from NTUC)
3. 1 cup castor sugar
4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
5. 2 teaspoons hot water
6. 2 eggs (Large ones)
7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8. 2 cups chocolate kisses (Cooking Chocolate from Cold Storage)
9. 3 cups all purpose flour (Plain Flour from NTUC)
1. Cream butter, brown sugar and castor sugar
2. Mix baking powder in a bowl with hot water, then pour into mixture, mix at low speed.
3. Add one egg, mix then add the other egg, mix.
4. Add vanilla extract, then mix.
5. Add all purpose flour.
6. Add chocolate chips, then mix.
7. Oven at 180 degrees pre-heated.
8. Place the cookie mixture in dollops on baking tray lined with baking sheet.
9. Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Take out and let it cool.