Thursday 13 December 2012

Cookies for Vincent...

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
One egg
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...
Happy baking!

Update.... and yes, Vince made them in his Paris kitchen, as promise on Saturday!


  1. Vincent will surely get baking right away after seeing this. He's going to be craving warm gooey cookies now.

    1. Hello Chania,
      Ha, ha your making it worse for him, he mailed to say 'Saturday!' - I was more than happy to test them all, but in the name of quality control... ;)

  2. YUM! Ron's favourite! Have everything but the chocolate chips, which will be remedied in easy fashion tomorrow when in town. I can just imagine these with a cold tall glass of milk/Rice Dream/soy.
    Can this whole recipe be made in a food processor Ivan or the baking mixer machine?

    1. Hello Jim,
      These are very eat-able (lol) and yes, these are even better in the machine (whisk/beaters bit - like a batter but fold in the chocolate chips at the end with a spoon). The sugar and butter (or margarine with food allergies) gets worked/whisked for three minutes and changes consistency so becomes lighter, which means they rise better. These ones don't spread like some, so if you want them very crunchy you have to press down. Thing is to make it how you like! Getting them out, let them wait a minute on the plaque before transferring to the wire wrack as they are soft but crisp up in about ten minutes. Happy baking!

  3. Cocoa powder! What a good idea.

    1. Hello Terry,
      Thanks, I added first for colour but got a bit more taste!! It balances the sugar also. Have a good weekend.

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you, they went too quickly though!!! Bigger batch next time...
      Have a good weekend with your family.

  5. Yep, I will confirm that, he, he!! Have a good weekend!


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