Look at me! I'm the thickest, chewiest and yummiest chocolate chip cookie!
My cooking and baking is at its best for a week after the exams. I take all the liberty to treat and pamper myself with all kinds of food. May be its because of how exhausted I feel after all the hard work (read: short cuts). But the truth is during the studying the breaks I take are dedicated to food gazing all over the blogsphere. It motivates me to get over with the exams as soon as possible so I can put my hand onto some fabulous recipes.
The Perfect Chocolate chip cookie with white chocolate shavings
1 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 yolk
6 tbsp white chocolate shavings (optional)
Preheat the oven to 165 C. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In a larger bowl, whisk the butter and sugar till well mixed. Add the egg, yolk and vanilla and combine.
Take about 1/4 cup of the batter in your hand and make a ball out of it. Like this
Combine the two balls to form one ball again but the uneven surface should remain as it is. What we are looking for a is rustical bakery style cookie.
Place on a baking sheet with 2.5 inch distance between each. I didn't find the need for the parchment paper but if you please, use it. Tuck it into a 165 C oven for 20 minutes or just till the cookie is set at the exteriors and is still soft and puffy in the interiors. Turn the cookie around once in the baking period.
Keep the cookies on the baking sheet till it cools and then .....
Indulge. Thick and chewy cookie. Just like we like it. With snow like white chocolate shavings, it was a perfect balance of sweetness. Leaving you with one last picture. Stare!