Monday, September 21, 2009

Marbled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since I had a bite of this cookie at my sis-in-law's, it has been our favourite. A very light, airy and crunchy chocolate chip cookie though it can be made chewy if that is what you fancy. All we served it to, seems to prefer cookies to be crunchy instead of chewy as we don't like bits of biscuits stuck in the teeth.

Even though this is a slightly healthier version than most of the recipes out there, they are still detrimental to ones waistline !

marbled choc chip cookies
Makes 30-34 cookies

125 gm butter
40 gm brown sugar
70 gm sugar
1 egg
½ tsp homemade vanilla extract

120 gm chocolate chips

190 gm plain flour
1½ tsp baking powder

crunchy choc chip cookies

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla essence. Beat well.

2. Add flour and mix to a soft dough. Stir in 3/4 of the choc chips.

3. Melt remaining choc chips in the microwave. Pour into the dough and stir briefly to give a marbled effect. (Do not overstir or you won't get the marbled effect).

4. Place rounded tablespoonful onto lined tray leaving a spacing of at least 1" for it to expand.

5. Bake at 190C for 10-12 minutes.

6. Reduce the heat to 120C and bake for a further 5-10 minutes to continue drying out the cookie center. (If you like your cookies chewy, skip this step).

7 . Remove and cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight containers.

choc chip biscuits
Note :
1. If you have a sweet tooth increase the brown sugar and sugar to 100gm each .
2. Omit baking powder if using self raising flour.

crunchy choc chip cookies
1. I have always substituted the butter with a low fat margarine - no change in the texture but less fattening.

2. I recently bought one of these scoops. Holds 1½ tablespoons. Scoop, squeeze and drop in one swift motion without the dough sticking to the scoop. A real time saver. My cookies are now more uniform in size and shape as well.

ice cream cookie scoop
Recipe : Cathryn (adapted)


No-frills Recipes said...

The cookies look very inviting, I also like to substitute butter with margarine in most of my cakes and biscuits, as margarine is less fattening, but at times,I do use half of butter and half margarine.
Yup, people with denture will not favour chewy cookies.

Sinner said...

Hi No-frills Recipes,

I am one of those lucky people still with a full set of real teeth. haha.
I get what you mean though ;) lol

Anonymous said...

May I know where did you get the cookie scoop? I am always struggling with 2 teaspoon to get the sticky dough onto the baking tin. Thanks.


Sinner said...

Hi Wendi,

I bought that scoop in KL, M'sia. This particular size was a bit hard to find.

The more common size sold in the supermarket are the mini scoops - a bit too small.

I love making 'drop' type biscuits now because it is so much faster with this scoop.

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