Baking: Chocholate chip cookies

I had been thinking about baking some chocolate chip cookies for quite some time now, and after reading a post about choc chip cookies at stirandstitch’s blog I thought it was time to go ahead and bake some using this new recipe in stead of my go-to choc chip recipe that I have been using for years.

Since it’s not always so easy to plan what to do and actually get to do it, on account of very cute baby girl, I didn’t get around to actually baking said cookies before today – but they were well worth the wait. 🙂

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I had to change the recipe a bit because they didn’t have the sugar I wanted at the store – and I am wondering about the baking soda in the recipe ??? usually I would use baking powder, so I used 1 tsp of baking powder in stead. (You usually have to double the amount when using baking powder in stead of baking soda – baking powder is actually half baking soda and half the acidic ingredient that you need to activate the baking soda.) Since there was no buttermilk or other such acidic ingredient I thought it safe to substitute; the baking soda would probably fail in the cookies on it’s own anyway. Also, the eggs I had was size medium and they looked fairly small for medium eggs too so I had to use 2 eggs in stead of one. I also chose to use two thirds 70% dark chocolate and one third milk chocolate. And lastly I used chopped almonds as a nutty ingredient.

Here are some photos of the baking of the cookies…

Two types of sugar before mixing with the butter

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The doughy goodness after mixing everything together

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Before the oven..

Choc chup cookies

In the oven…

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After the oven…

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On a plate…

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And a close-up…

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The photos do not make the cookies justice – they are darker and yummier to look at in real life. They were very yummy to eat;slightly crisp on the outside and lovely chewy on the inside – just like I like them.

😉

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