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Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Friday, 16 January 2009

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I have a cookie monster at home and he has been bugging me about baking chocolate chip cookies for awhile. I saw this recipe on mybakingaddiction and decided to give it a try. Knowing that she is a big fan of "The Chewy" which I too love, and after reading about how great the cookies were, I just had to try this recipe.


The cookies were a little disappointing. Yes, they were crisp outside, but I was not quite satisfied with the inside. They were not chewy enough and I much prefer the texture of "The Chewy". I think they were much lighter than "The Chewy". The wild boar says it is neither chewy nor cakey, maybe in between. Despite all these, I still enjoyed eating the cookies and the wild boar gobbled up everything within days.


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I am still trying to figure out what went wrong. I subbed Cookeen for half the butter like how mybakingaddition used butter flavoured Crisco. I couldn't find Crisco here in the UK so I used Cookeen, which apparently is the equivalent.


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I used 1 cup of chopped hazelnuts and I thought they were in the way, maybe because they were a tad too finely chopped. I chilled the cookie dough overnight, and used an ice-cream scoop to scoop out the dough, each weighing about 60 grams.


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These are the first batch of cookies. I baked them for about 2 mins too long. So instead of golden brown all around edges but centre still pale, they were brown all around.


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For the second batch, I flattened each ball, depressed the centre slightly, and put milkybar buttons on each cookie dough.


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I baked these for 10 mins and they came out perfect!


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I will try Deryl Bear's original recipe next time and will leave out the nuts.

33 oink oinks...:

Joie de vivre said...

How cute with the little Milkybar buttons. I've never heard of those!

Hayley said...

These look delicious. All of your pictures are so beautiful, making for quite the impressive blog. I've also never heard of Milkybar buttons, but they look tasty.

Selba said...

I love chocolate chips cookies... too bad, until today, I can't make or find any chocolate chips cookies in Jakarta that tasted as good as the ones in the US... hmmm, am I too exaggerating? LOL

5 Star Foodie said...

These cookies look so yummy and love the Milkybar buttons too!

Kitchen Corner said...

The cookies look really tempting. You've got fantastic photo shooting!

Kevin said...

Those cookies look so good!

Girl Japan said...

Ah.. milkybars!!! They look fabulous P, I am a fan of choco cookies.. a huge fan!!! The photos look fanfabulous!!!

bittersweetblog said...

Oh man, those look so good! Beautiful pictures, too!

Tangled Noodle said...

Hear, hear! These pictures are fantastic - I can save myself calories by drooling over these! (BTW, sorry if this comment shows up twice - my Mac burped!)

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Maria said...

I do love a chewy biscuit too, thats why I'm such a fan of Anzac biscuits. But these look incredibly delicious, I'm afraid I would make crumbs out of them very quickly despite the lack of chompness.

Donna-FFW said...

These look to die for. Your photos are amazing. Love your blog.

pigpigscorner said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments! I am glad that you all like my pictures =)

Joie de vivre and Hayley, Milkybar is made by Nestle and according to wiki, it's sold in Australia, New Zealand, India, Ireland and the UK. They are basically just white chocolate buttons.

Selba:I've never had chocolate chip cookies in the US =( but my favourite choc cookie (not exactly choc chip) is from Ben's cookies here in the UK!

Navita: Thanks for your award! Very much appreciated =)

Maria: I've never had Anzac biscuits actually. Would like to try them!

Katherine Aucoin said...

It doesn't look like anything went wrong with these, they look scrumptous! Some nice warm chocolate chip cookies would be really good right now!

Pam said...

These cookies look and sound PERFECT! I bet they would be so tasty dipped in ice cold milk.

Fearless Kitchen said...

These cookies look great - it's too bad you weren't as happy with them as you wanted to be. Maybe using butter instead of Cookeen/Crisco? Just a thought.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

They look delicious! All your photos are beautiful.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous cookies! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite kind...

Cheers,

Rosa

The Blonde Duck said...

These look fabulous. How can you go wrong with chocolate chip cookies?

Saw you on Pam's blog and had to stop by!

Gabe's Girl said...

I am a cookie monster. This cookies look fantastic! I think it is challenging, if at time frustrating, to cook home recipes in a foreign place! My first thought, when I tried to make my hubby a Tres Leches in South Africa! Very challenging!

Angie  said...

Wonderful cookies!
60grams for each cookie! I think I would need double espresso to go with it.

Natashya said...

Beautiful photos, they do look perfect.
Good luck on your quest for the most pleasing cookies!

SusanQ said...

They do look wonderful and I love the idea of hazelnuts and chocolate in anything!

Wild Boar said...

I could've finished the entire batch in one night but the Pig Pig put a quota on my daily intake :-(

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

They look great, but I agree chewy cookies are the best:-)

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

These cookies are nice, just not what I expected. So I was a little disappointed.

ttfn300 said...

these little beauties are GORGEOUS! almost look like birds nests :)

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks ttfn300!

Natalie said...

Those look scrumptiously beautiful... yum, want to give them a try!

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks Natalie =)

Aparna said...

Maybe you weren't quite happy with the texture, but to me these cookies look gorgeous.

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks Aparna! They were good, but just not what I was expecting.

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