Monday, 9 July 2007

Finally - Some Cookies on the Cookie Blog!


I had such good intentions for crafting tonight. I've got about 4 or 5 projects that I've got brewing - but didn't get round to any of them! (again!) *SIGH*
I did manage to make these though, so the evening wasn't a total wash out.

Chocolate chip and walnut "Toll House" cookies - and damn fine they are too.

2 1/4 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (8oz)
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Beat the butter until soft, add the caster sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each one. Gradually add the salt, baking powder and flour and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add the chocolate chips and nuts and mix until evenly distributed.

There are two ways to go about baking them:
1) drop heaped dessert spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet

2) Divide the mixture in two, wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for an hour, then roll each half into a 15 inch sausage shape. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes and then slice into 1/2 inch thick rounds.

Either way you bake them at 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C for 9-11 mins or until golden. Cool on the baking tray for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. I did half the first way (which made about 15) and put half in the fridge as a roll (it'll keep for a week before it needs to be baked). You can freeze it aswell apparently - but I doubt it'll last that long. The uncooked cookie dough was pretty yummy aswell :)

Hopefully I'll get round to some of those craft projects at some point this week. Time will tell.



Lou said...

They look delicious! Always wondered how you make Tollhouse cookies, they mentioned them on Friends last night and I was thinking, oooh yum!! Now get in the car and bring them over here woman!!

Anonymous said...

Too late!!! I ate them all.........

The Walrus

Wendy said...

Yummm! I used to make Tollhouse cookies all the time when I was a kid! I rarely got around to baking them, I'd just eat the dough LOL!