Chocolate Chip Cookies:: What’s not to Love!

Ever since I made the Strawberry Chip Cookies that were such a huge success in my family, I’ve been thinking what’s next… So I’ve had a look at my cupboard full of sweets and noticed some lactose-free chocolate stashed in the back… Since I’m never one to let sweets go to waste, this was the perfect solution.. Chocolate Chip Cookies!

As with all cookies, the basic ingredients and recipe stays the same… The only change or addition comes from the Chocolate in this case. So here’s a quick recap of the ingredients and recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 225 g butter (lactose free or Alpro Soy)
  • 150 g fine sugar
  • 8 g vanilla sugar (= 1 small bag)
  • 1 egg yolk ( the yellow stuff πŸ™‚ )
  • 280 g flower
  • 80-100g pure chocolate (at least 75% cacao)

For some reason, the last time I made cookies, I ended up having about 20 cookies but this time with the above ingredients, I ended up with almost 40 cookies and they aren’t that much smaller than the previous ones πŸ™‚

Recipe:

  • Start by mixing the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar until it’s a creamy mix.
  • Add the egg yolk and mix again until the egg is completely absorbed by the butter mix.
  • Add the flower and continue mixing.
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and heat them a little bit so that they are almost melting. Add them as a last step to the mix.
  • Continue mixing for a little bit until the chocolate is blended with the mix. You want to keep some hard pieces for the effect it will have on the cookies!
  • Knead everything until you get a firm cookie dough.
  • Wrap the dough in kitchen foil and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

After taking out the dough from the fridge, divide it into small balls. If you want to make round cookies or shaped cookies, best to do that while placing them on the baking tray that is covered with baking paper. Make sure you have about 3 cm of space between the cookies as they will grow / expand in the oven.

Bake the cookies for about 16-18 min in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius. The aim is to go for cookies that are gold-ish brown, so if after 17 min they are still pale-looking then add a couple of minutes but check regularly. Once you take them out of the oven, let them cool down on the baking tray for a while before placing them on a plate or cookie jar.

Hope you enjoyed another cookies recipe and do let me know if you have suggestions or tips for other cookies πŸ™‚

Xoxo

Femke

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