Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello and welcome to a guest post from The Little Medic. It’s not often you find me in the kitchen unless I’m washing up, not because I’m lazy you understand, but because apart from your stereotypical male dishes, spag bol and the like, I can’t cook. If you’ve read my last post you’ll know that I’m on holiday this week and for some reason I had an irrepressible urge to bake cookies this morning. So, armed with an ingredients list I ran off to the local shop, we didn’t need much as missbliss keeps a well stocked baking cupboard but I was relieved to find they had everything I needed. 

So began a morning of baking.

The first problem was the fact the recipe I’d found online was measured in cups. Cups?! I looked at our cup shelf, is that a big cup or a little cup I wondered? I grabbed a medium sized one and hoped for the best. 

Ingredients: (makes approx 43 cookies)

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour – minus a bit because mymix was becoming too thick
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

How To Make Them

Cream butter and sugar together (I wasn’t quite sure what ‘cream’ meant but I mixed it all up and it worked out ok). 

Add in the 2 eggs and vanilla extract and mix. 

Blend in cocoa powder, salt and baking soda (I hope this is the same as baking powder as that is what I used).

Mix in the flour (by now my mix was already quite thick and I was sceptical about the flour but it swallowed it up quite well and I added the majority of the 2 cups of flour).

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Now you should have a big bowl of cookie dough.

Spoon small balls of mix onto a baking tray and bake in oven at about 220 degrees for 9 minutes.

I ended up with 43 cookies from this mixture, you’re supposed to be able to make 36-48 according to the original recipe but I tweaked it a bit.

I must say I was rather shocked when I got the first batch out of the oven and they looked like actual cookies, I was expecting some kind of chocolatey coloured mess. I was so proud of the first batch that I immediately emailed a picture to missbliss at work. I was so excited that I almost forgot about tasting them, but when I finally did they were amazing!!! Unfortunately I forgot about one batch of 6 as I got in the bath so these are just extra crispy. The rest are crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy in the middle, just how cookies should be! I managed to restrain myself to eating only 8 before missbliss came home.

These are easy to make and they’re really really good. If I can do it anyone can so go on, go and make some all for yourself! 

4 responses to “Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Sage October 22, 2008 at 10:43 am

    mmmm they look delicious..glad you left some for Miss Bliss

  2. Elaine October 22, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations. Now was that curiosity, inspiration or a measure of greed or daddiction that got you up and baking? 😉Well done and well done for leaving some for Miss Bliss coming home.Next it will lead to having an evening meal ready for her!!!!!!

  3. Polly October 21, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Good effort TLM! Perhaps I will make them for my last ever PBL session next week?? 😀

  4. madsadgirl October 21, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    They look pretty good. Did you only leave the two for Miss Bliss?

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