Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ode to a Square Cookie

Today my other sister asked me to help her bake some chocolate chip cookies for her class party. This called for a really good recipe for my favorite cookies... these C-chip Cookies are the best, seriously... the best. For some reason, I can't stand the cookies from the supermarkets; they're always too crunchy, not soft and gooey, and are all crumbly and dry (only good for dipping in your espresso :P). Well, if you are like me and enjoy cookies that are soft, chewy and full of sugary-buttery-chocolatey-melt-in-your-mouth goodness then you'll love these cookies. Just don't be a silly "time-save" like me and try to squeeze all your 24 cookies onto one pan, or you'll end up with funny square ones!

Chewy-Gooey C-chip Cookies

- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules, crushed
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350F
2. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add in the egg and vanilla.
3. Combine remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a separate bowl and then add to the butter mixture.
4. Mix batter until flour is well incorporated, then add in the chocolate chips
5. Flour your hands and roll 1 tbsp balls, and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Do not flatten the cookies, they will melt and be perfectly shaped.
6. Bake for 8-10mins for chewy cookies, 13mins for more crisp cookies.

These cookies are amazing, they melt in your mouth and are perfect for a bake-sale as everyone will want to try them. They taste almost exactly like the pre-packaged tollhouse cookies, but being homemade, you know exactly what's going into them is the best stuff :) I put my sister in charge of baking these puppies and she said that the recipe was so easy and the end result was just what she was looking for. Try it, you'll love it!

We had enough batter left over to make 3 very cute round cookies. Awww...

Here's mister squishy face

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