It’s good to eat healthy food everyday but we do need some desserts occasionally to fill in those boring gaps in life and make us smile. I thought of chewy cookies yesterday…….big chewy chocolate chips cookies would be perfect for this freezing weather.
I had made Double Chocolate Cookies. They were really good but not chewy. I would love the chewy ones and I also want to try with white chocolate. I took a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe from my old notebook which I have never tried before and tried to substitute the milk chocolate with white chocolate. I cut down the sugar by a lot and then added in chopped milk chocolate. The result? It failed very badly but after adding more flour, it turned out to be the best ever chewy chocolate chip cookies.
If there is any cookies that I would make again and again, it would be this one for sure. It is very simple and easy, yet very delicious. Anything that is melt and mix is easy and also little washing to do. Tied up with a ribbon, they will look very pretty as a gift, too.
Here’s my final successful Big Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe:
500g white chocolate
Melt Ingredients A in a pot, under low fire. Keep stirring.
5 small eggs
2C light brown sugar
Beat Ingredients B until combined. Add chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Mix well.
2 & 1/4 C flour
1/2t baking powder
200g milk chocolate (chopped)
Mix Ingredients C with a whisk. Add to the mixture above and mix well. Rest about 1 hour.
Initially I only used 1C of flour and that’s how the cookie dough above look like……more like cake batter than cookie dough. It was even more watery before that. This was already after being chilled in the fridge for 1 hour.
Nevertheless I tried it out. But see what it became…like chocolate chip cookie pancake!! Total failure! The taste was really good but they are not cookies. So I added another about 1 & 1/4 C of flour into the ‘batter’ to make it look more like cookie dough.
Drop spoonfuls of the dough on a baking paper lined tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 12-15 minutes until lightly brown. Leave enough space in between the cookie dough for spreading. The baked cookies will be soft but will harden slightly after cooling. They are chewy, not too sweet and very delicious.
If you like them harder, just bake them longer.
My family liked these cookies very much. 2 friends dropped by and I was just too happy to share with them. They liked it very much, too. However I think there are not enough chocolate chips. I would add a lot more the next time I make these cookies again. Being big…..about 5-6 inches across….they look very impressive. I think I can call them GIANT cookies, too.
One of my friends that I shared with is my little friend Ellie (first picture on top). She is only 3 years old and is very smart, sweet and adorable. She sang me a beautiful song and told me her best friend’s name is George. She said she wants to learn piano. Before she left, she asked her mom for her bag. It was a small beautiful bag with all her goodies inside. She poured all of them out onto the floor and chose 2 healthy items and gave to me (shown here)…..just what I like! She said it’s for me to eat. Awwwww………SO sweet of her!
Ellie liked the cookies very much. Her mom said she doesn’t like cookies and was surprised that her daughter ate one huge chocolate chip cookie. That proves it’s very scrumptious.
The other friend that I shared the cookies with is a teenager who has been offered a place in university to study medicine. She is a very smart and sweet girl, too. We had a good chat, talking about clothing, relationships, university life, career and future undertakings. She later came to my house and gave me 2 boxes of steamed beef dumplings (’bao’) that her mom made. They were the best ‘baos’ that I had eaten here in Aberdeen. They were still hot when she brought them. We actually had them for dinner. When I called her mom later to thank her for the wonderful ‘baos’ she said she made 100 of them….WOW!!!
I am really thankful for the many wonderful friends around, both here and abroad. They give me spring in my footsteps, a song in my heart and every reason to smile everyday.
I’m submitting this to Aspiring Bakers # 3: My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011) hosted by Jess. The theme is My Favourite Chinese new Year Cookie. This is my new favourite Chinese New Year cookie…chocolate for sweetness and the huge size for a great new year!
Other chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
Coconut Rocky Road Slice
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Chocolate Coconut Slice
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Chocolate Yoghurt Cake
Quote of the day……
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”