Yes! Yes! Yes! I was able to bake cookies! :) Another milestone in my cooking "career". Lol! Ever since I got engaged I suddenly have this interest in exploring my talent to cook. For the longest time I've been wanting to bake, but my will power isn't strong enough to do it. After many weeks of bugging my colleague in asking for tips on how to bake I finally mustered the courage to whip and mix.
My friend gave me this cookie recipe, which I think she got from allrecipes.com- though she tweaked some of the ingredients to adjust the sweetness, saltiness, etc. Here's the recipe:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar minus 1 tsp
1 cup packed brown sugar minus 1tsp
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt (Remove this ingredient if you have salted butter)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
3.Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
And here's my finished product. (Drumroll please! Lol)
A few tips for first time bakers like me:
1. Prepare ingredients ahead of time. Our kitchen ended up like a disaster because I didn't do this. :)
2. You may adjust the time of baking depending on how chewy/crunchy you want your cookie to be.
3. For this recipe, use ice cream scoop to equally distribute the cookie dough before baking them.
4. Don't panic if you think that your cookie is too soft after pulling it out of the oven. Allow the cookie to cool and check the texture. If it's too soft, you can put it in the oven again for about 2-3 minutes.
That's all! I hope you enjoyed reading my post. Munch away!!! :)