Vu has been craving for chocolate chip cookies so I decided to take on the cookie challenge. Let’s just say that cookies are not my forte. When I was still in pharmacy school, I failed miserably trying to bake chocolate chip cookies for a potluck. A classmate of mine, O, took a bite of my cookies and said he felt sorry for whoever would marry their creator. Then he kept on going without realizing that I had heard the entire commentary. When O was done, I quietly took ownership of those cookies. All of our friends roared with laughter as O’s face turned beet red and he started apologizing profusely for his comments. I laughed it off and admitted that I was not born a baker. Ever since, I am still intimidated by cookies. Today, I am using a bit of help from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc At Home. I altered the recipe a bit, using less butter and sugar to cut down on the calories. They turned out quite delicious, one of the best chocolate chip cookies ever! Quite moist and chewy! Too bad O is not around to taste them.
Ingredients2 1/3 cups of all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 stick of butter, cut into small cubes ¾ cup of brown sugar ½ cup of granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 8 oz of chocolate chips
Use an ice cream scooper, take about 2 tablespoons per cookie and transfer the dough onto a baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between the dough because it will spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking to ensure even cooking. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes. Enjoy them with a glass of milk.