For the Weekend, a Little Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies
I want to share with you one of my favorite recipes, delicious and very simple.
When baking, always have a grown-up by your side, and let him/her handle the oven.
First of all, prepare your material:
A scale, a large bowl, a whisk or mixer, a large wooden spoon or spatula, a baking tray covered with baking paper.
Then, get the following ingredients:
4.025 oz (115 grams) of softened salted butter - get help to weigh it!
1 cup or 7 oz (200 grams) of sugar (you can use cane sugar, white sugar, or brown sugar) - use the scale again
7.7 oz (220 grams) of self-rising flour - here I bet you weigh it yourself!
1 pack of vanilla sugar
Chocolate - you can buy chocolate chips, or even better, buy dark chocolate sticks and break them into small pieces; they will melt slightly in the cookies when cooking, it's so good!
Once it’s all on the table:
1. Ask for the oven to be preheated to 280-300° F.
2. In a large bowl, mix the softened butter and the sugar with a whisk or mixer. Once the mixture whitens (that means it is homogeneous, well mixed), add the egg, and mix again. Add the vanilla sugar, then the flour. Finally, add the chocolate chips or pieces of chocolate and mix it all well. You will notice that mixing with the whisk gets hard, so do not hesitate to take a large spoon or a wooden spatula.
3. Try to be patient: put the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
4. Prepare the baking tray with baking paper, and place small balls of dough on it, which you can flatten a little with your hand or with the back of a large spoon. Leave enough space between the cookies because the dough expands when baking.
5. Ask for the baking tray to be placed in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes (baking time can vary somewhat depending on the oven). Don't forget to set a timer!
6. Ask for the baking tray to be taken out of the oven, do not touch it! Once cooled off, you can place the cookies on a plate, and... taste them :)
The little extras: nibble the leftover dough in the bottom of the dish or on the whisk or spoon ;) Enjoy the good smell that will perfume the whole house!
Bon appétit my friends!
Inspired from 100 recettes made in USA. Hachette Cuisine, 2014.