Thursday, January 20, 2011

Toll House Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are sensational! Crispy around the edges and slightly chewy in the centre with just the right amount of sweetness. The recipe comes from a book by Alex Goh that I recently added to my cookbook collection. I hadn't planned on making any cookies that afternoon as I still had some lemon loaf from the previous day. I had brought Z to the supermarket and he insisted that he wanted to buy this box of chocolate chip cookies. I don't really trust most of the baked goods that are made and sold in-house by the supermarkets as I believe they are overloaded with sugar and probably preservatives and other additives as well. So I told him that I'd make cookies for him instead. I was hoping he would have forgotten about it after we got home, but right after lunch, he said, "Mummy, can you get all the ingredients first?". I paused for a while (as I was busy washing the dishes) before I realised what he was asking. Just as well, since J was asleep, I quickly pulled out the recipe and proceeded to get everything ready, which didn't take too long. I just had to wait an hour for the dough to firm up in the fridge before shaping and placing the cookies on the baking tray, and they only took 15 minutes in the oven. I never used to like chewy cookies, but these are buttery, thin and light in texture with a slight chewiness and a hint of hazelnut meal which makes them just a little special :)