Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Everybody loves chocolate chips, regardless of age, toddler, kids, teenagers, adults and old folks. Chocolate chips are small chunks of chocolate, usually in the shape of teardrop with round flat bottom. Chocolate chips were originally found in United States. They are commonly used in cookies, muffins, breads, doughnuts, pancakes, waffles and even ice-creams !
Chocolate chips cookies taste great with a combination of butter, white and brown sugar. I have tried a couple of recipes with both sugars which were too sweet for my kids and me. There are many chocolate chips cookies recipes found in the internet. Some people likes big, fat cookies, thin crispy cookies or brownish chewy cookies. However, most of them contain both white and brown sugars. Fortunately, I found this recipe from NESTLE website that reduces the butter and uses brown sugar only. Brown sugar makes the whole batter looks brownish. In addition, this recipe included oats for healthier choice. After baking these wonderful cookies, I was amazed of its' crunchiness, chewy and full of chocolaty taste. My little toddler grabbed three pieces immediately after the chocolate chips oat cookies cool off !! For healthier and less sweet cookie, try this Chocolate Chips Oat Cookie for a change.
Tips for baking Chocolate Chips Oat Cookie
First and foremost, sift the plain flour and baking powder in a big bowl. Then, lightly grease the baking sheet. Otherwise, the cookies will stuck to the sheet itself. I ran into this trouble during the first batch. I couldn't peel off the bits of paper from the bottom of the cookies. Anyway, they are still edible.
In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until soft and creamy. The batter should look light yellow and fluffy. Then, pour in the dry ingredients and the rest of the items.
Remember to leave some space in between each cookie because they will spread out during baking time.
Baking time takes around 15-20min per tray of 8 pieces of chunky cookies. Turn the cookies upside down to ensure the upper part of the cookies are bake too. Otherwise, the top part is still soft while the bottom part starts to burn.
Here is the recipe for Chocolate Chips Oat Cookie.