Saturday, March 26, 2011
A Different Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Chocolate chip cookies are delicious, but boring.
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies - I try to inhale as much as possible, whenever I pass by a Famous Amos cookie stand. But the thing is, it's always the same ol' thing when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. It's cookies - and chocolate chips. Once in awhile you'd get nuts (normal), or the healthy sort with raisins and oats (err...).
I'm the sort of baker that likes doing things, well... different. I've tried chocolate chip cookies with raisins, cornflakes, marshmallows, and peanut butter before. But I've had an idea in my mind for quite some time now... Snickers! ;D
Snickers would be amazing! It already has most of the stuff perfect for a chocolate chip cookie. It has chocolate of course, nuts, chewy caramel and that nougat-y fluffy thing. Snickers are my favorite candy bar :)
I was also keen on the idea of a minty flavor. Too much chocolate could be a little too rich. (In Malay, we call it jelak - which means the grossed out feeling you get when you eat too much of something) So for half the cookie batch, I made chocolate mint cookies. What I used, was left over candy canes from Christmas.
What? Don't waste them....! They are still edible! (some have gone a little soft and chewy - but that just made it better!)
I think it went perfectly well with the chocolate chips :D
The only issue with these extra ingredients in my cookies were that the caramel from the snickers sorta melted, bubbled into a gooey substance and oozed out of the cookies. Kinda looked a little gross... The candy canes also melted in the heat, oozed out, and hardened again into a glassy pool around the cookies.
Here is my basic chocolate chip recipe:
125gm unsalted butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Beat the butter, sugars and egg till light and fluffy.
- Stir in sifted flour and chocolate chips.
- Drop onto tray and bake at 180 degrees until lightly brown
For Snicker Chip cookies
- reduce chocolate chips to 1/4 cup
- chop up 2 bars of Snickers and add into dough
For Minty Cookies
- add in 1/4 cup of chopped up candy canes
If you have any more ideas of what to chop up into a chocolate chip cookie... Please SHARE! :D I always love new ideas! :D :D
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