Friday, June 19, 2015

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies 


 



To me these are the best ever Double Chocolate Chip Cookies ever. Period. They are soft utterly chocolaty since there is an obnoxious amount of chocolate which goes in the recipe and these are those rare treats indeed.

I have always preferred by biscuits to be crisp, crumbly and buttery. I mostly do not like chewy cookies but then one day I had this craving for some Chocolate Chip Cookies soft but crumbly completely chocolaty. The books which I follow for desserts be it the dessert section of Larousse Gastronomique or the book from La Cordon Bleu did not have a recipe for Chocolate Chip cookie and so I searched by favourite sites for a recipe. The ones given on BBC Food's recipes were all good but somehow they did not call out to me to make them and then I came across the Guardian's recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. It did not even include a photograph but reading through the recipe I knew this was it. The obnoxious amount of chocolate called out to me. 



Here is what I feel about chocolates. I personally feel chocolates should be a rare indulgence especially chocolaty desserts. That takes me to my point as to why I feel they should be rare indulgences. When it comes to desserts where chocolate is the star flavour the quality of the chocolate twill make a whole lot of difference. While I understand it is not always possible to indulge in brands like Callebaut or Lindt if you are in India try Morde but not compound. Compounds have vegetable fat instead of cocoa butter which compromises their quality quite severely. 



Anyway moving on to the recipe I halved it and it gave me 6 gorgeous cookies. I had mistakenly assumed that my father who likes his biscuits crisp buttery would scoff at these but he loved them. My friend said who has tasted quite a few desserts from my kitchen says this is hands down the best one though I personally disagree hahaahaha but then again she loves her chewy chocolaty cookies so there and if you ask me I would say these are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I was wrong these are Double Chocolate Chip Cookies 



Share this with your child in the kitchen or share it with a lover or with friends over meaningless happy conversations. 

Makes 6 Cookies 

Recipe source : The Guardian 

225gm chocolate chips (I like mine dark and used 70%) I suggest a minimum 50% dark chocolate 
85gm brown sugar 
1 egg 
42gm all purpose flour 
1/4th tsp baking powder 
25gm butter 


Preheat the oven to 170C for 10 minutes to 15 minutes. While your oven is preheating melt half the chocolate over a double boiler once its melted use a wooden spatula to mix in the butter. Sift the flour with the baking powder. Now whisk the egg and sugar together and add the melted chocolate butter mixture and use your spatula to fold in the flour. Add half of the remaining chocolate chips and mix well and add the rest of the chocolate chips. 

Take a baking sheet not a baking tray and line it with baking paper/ butter paper and evenly distribute the cookie batter to make 6 cookies. 

Bake for  15 minutes to 20 minutes  . I baked them for 20 minutes. Let it cool down on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, carefully transfer them on a rack, cool them down completely and enjoy these delights  by themselves, with a glass of cold chocolate shake, with some hot chocolate, with coffee. Oh well the list is endless . Now go on bake em and enjoy these. 

Tips 


  1. If you like your cookie to be less chewy do not pre-heat the oven when making your cookie dough. Make your cookie dough and evenly distribute it on the baking sheet and refrigerate it for 2 hours and then bake it for 20 minutes. 
  2. If you are using a bar of cooking chocolate chop it well. Since I used chocolate chips I did not have to chop them up. 





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