This is a quick post for my friend Vincent who has been searching for a chocolate cookie recipe. These are made how I like them, a bit chunky with just a 'moëlleux' heart to them ;
130 g Butter (2/3 cup)
85 g Brown sugar (1/3 cup)
65 g Fine white sugar (1/3 cup - a teaspoon less)
230 g Flour (1 and 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
3/4 teaspoon of Baking powder
1 teaspoon of good vanilla essence
95 g Chocolate chips
With a wooden spoon (or in the machine!), cream together the SOFT butter and sugars; you want it not to just mix but be light and just change colour (about three minutes of mixing please!)
Add in the egg; vanilla and the cocoa powder - the cocoa is an option for colour and taste but could be left out (also you could add in more if you wanted, say three tablespoons of cocoa, but take off two tablespoons of flour for balance).
Mix in but don't over work the flour, adding it in slowly with the baking powder; it should be an even colour. Finally, put in chocolate chips, just folding them in evenly.
I make about 9...OK 8 as it is a bit testable at this stage!!
I use a small ice cream scoop, and I like to press down on top and roughly shape them - you could make them thinner if you want them crisper.
Bake at 190°c/375°f (for me) 9 minutes but you will have to decide if you want them cooked more (8 to 12 minutes guide line)
I could post these to you Vince... but then you wouldn't make them! Beside they WERE so good!
... and as they say : 'no panier a salade' - no cookies...
Update.... and yes, Vince made them in his Paris kitchen, as promise on Saturday!