I am currently living in Wroclaw,Poland and have had a hard time finding chocolate chips. So, I would bake my cookies sans chips or with chocolate pieces. One sunny Saturday morning, my hubby and I went for grocery shopping at Hala targowa, a fresh produce marketplace in Wroclaw.
While we were strolling along the many stalls,we discovered a cute little stall in a nook run by a young and friendly Polish girl who was selling candies and some cake decorating ingredients.
Being me, I always like to scout for different things that I can incorporate in my baking.As i began gazing at the different colors of edible glitter, my eyes fell upon a box of chocolate chips.I was ecstatic and yes,you guessed it right.I had to make chocolate chip cookies right away!
In this recipe I have used butter straight from the refrigerator and microwaved for 15-20 seconds to get the chill off it.This means you do not need to chill the dough.Chill for about 20-30 minutes if the dough is very soft.
Makes about 12-14 cookies
113 g butter
55 g caster sugar
100 g light brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
150 g all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
100 g semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5.Line two baking sheets with baking paper.
Remove the butter from the fridge and microwave for about 20 seconds.
In a bowl sift together all the dry ingredients except sugar.
In another bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.Add the white and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy.Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until incorporated.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until incorporated.
Add in the chocolate chips and mix through.
Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.
For the cookies,use an ice cream scoop and arrange on the baking tray leaving enough space for the cookies to spread.
Cool completely on wire rack.