Friday, July 16, 2010

Heavy Hips: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dear feelings,

I have decided to block you. Yes, like on Facebook or on MSN. I'm cool like that. I'm going to block you. For as long as my cookies last, I will. Who needs you to surface your ugly head when I have chocolate chip cookies right under my nose? Really, really, really good ones too. Chewy ones. Ones that make you believe that the world is still a place that is good and wholesome. A place where sugar and butter don't go to your hips. A place where you're always warm and there are no bad moms and dads. So for now, feelings, I'm going to make you jealous and have them take your place and I command you to be dormant until I'm done with my chewy cookies and the weight I'm going to gain tomorrow morning. Thank you for behaving.

Cookie Killer 

After hours of searching for a recipe, I ended up with my adaptation of this. If I didn't remember making these cookies, I'd believe that I bought them while sleep-walking. 
You'll need: 
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
1 cup of packed brown sugar
A scant 1/2 cup of white sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups of semisweet chocolate chip (I used 1 cup of milk chocolate chips, which made these richer + 1 cup of smashed up, pounded to bits dark chocolate.)
Preheat your oven to 165 degrees Celsius. Grease your cookie sheet or line with baking paper. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt and mix in a separate bowl. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well mixed. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the dry ingredients until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven or until the edges are lightly toasted. They'll still feel super soft. Cool on baking sheets then transfer to a air-tight container to retain chewiness once they're cool. Smell and smile please. 


  1. Hi,

    Really nice recipes and pictures you have here. Your food makes me feel hungry!

    Sorry for not responding to your comment in since we are already moved to new blog at

    Will come again. Bye!

  2. Hi blogresipi,

    Thanks for stopping by. You've got some really interesing recipes yourself. I'll be spending some time on your blog now. Cya. :)

  3. Hi there, The pictures for these cookies were simply beautiful, so I just couldn't resist trying these yesterday after a very loooong day at work ... And one word ......... PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!! Most delicious cookies I have EVER made!!! Thank you soooo much for posting this and sharing this masterpiece with us humble cookie-loving folk!!!!!!!!! I cannot WAIT to try the other stuff!!!!!!! From your new fan!!!!!!! Xxxxx

  4. Hi Shabnam: I'm so glad you liked them. You put a huge smile on my face. Thank you. :)


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