Chocolate cookies are, without a doubt, the most sought after cookie in the world today. But what makes them so popular? Every chocolate cookie recipe is different, but they all have one thing in common, that unique flavor that comes from chocolate.
If you are a chocolate cookie lover then we have all the information you need:
How to make chocolate cookies
A collection of the best chocolate cookie recipes
The history of chocolate chip cookies
A complete guide to the different types of chocolate
There are so many different types of chocolate cookies. They come in:
And they can be made from chocolate chips, chocolate chunks or chopped up chocolate bars.
So how do you make your cookies soft or chewy or crispy? Simply adjusting the amount of key ingredients will affect the texture of your cookies.
Brown sugar contains molasses which adds moisture to cookies. Adding more brown sugar produces softer, chewier cookies.
White sugar on the other hand, produces crispier cookies, as does using a higher proportion of butter to flour.
Once you have a good basic chocolate cookie recipe, you can vary the ingredients and create your own versions. Remember though to follow the basic recipe. Simply add ingredients or substitute for other ingredients.
Some of the most common variations are:
These have a chocolate flavored dough, through the use of cocoa or melted chocolate, to give that double chocolate hit. For pure chocoholics only.
White chocolate replaces the dark chocolate with the addition of macadamia nuts.
The vanilla flavored dough has the addition of peanut butter as a flavor base.
Replace the dark chocolate with white choc chips.
There are literally hundreds of different chocolate cookie recipes out there and they range from the classic chocolate chip cookie to the decadent double chocolate cookie which is made from melted chocolate then filled with chocolate chips or chunks. Pure bliss.
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.
Grease and line 2 large baking sheets.
Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer. Beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
Add the egg and beat until creamy. Stir in the oats, milk and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder and fold into the mixture. Chop the chocolate into coarse pieces and add to the cookie dough.
Place tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheets and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
Remove from the oven, leave to cool for several minutes then lift with a spatula and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Are you a chocolate cookie lover? Perhaps you have a family favorite that has been passed down through the generations.
What is your absolutely favorite chocolate cookie recipe that you just love to make and eat? Why not share it with us.
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