Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Got Milk?

cookies cooling off on the baking racks

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, I do not experiment with the recipe a lot. I do not go out searching or looking for new chocolate-chip recipes as the two recipes I have work perfectly! One is an egg-less chewy/cake-like chocolate chip recipe that and the other one is a Nestle Toll House chocolate chip recipe(printed on the back of the nestle tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips pacakge).

I do not have a picture for the eggless recipe but herez the recipe!

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup margarine
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups combination chocolate chips(semi-sweet, dark and white)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • electric mixer
  • cookie sheets

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt until well combined.
  • Cream together butter, margarine, the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the low-fat yogurt (I used the home made one) and the extracts, beat until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour in 3-4 installments mixing/beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the chocolate-chips and the walnuts at the very end.
  • Drop on greased cookie sheets in 1 tbsp quantities (2 inches apart) and bake for about 10-12 mintues or until golden brown on the sides.

For the second recipe, I follow the nestle toll house recipe with slight variations.
  • Instead of 2 sticks of butter, I use 3/4th stick soy based margarine and 3/4th stick real butter.
  • Instead of all semi-sweet chocolate chips, I use a combination of dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • I increase the vanilla extract quantity to 2 teaspoons and add in a teaspoon of almond extract.
close up of the cookies

PS: The pictures were taken by one of our good friends, K when he came to visit us :)! There...K I gave you credit ;)...


wheresmymind said...

No need to mess around with a yummy classic!

Vaishali said...

Those are classic cookies and their classic recipes, L2C. Btw, I never had an 'eggless' recipe for chocochip cookies. Thanks for sharing it.
(Lemme share a secret with you now. Chocochip cookies made by me at home and a glass of milk were my post-midnight staple in the final month of my pregnancy. :))

Chandrika said...

Thanks so much for the eggless cookie recipe... I am always on the hunt for eggless recipes and thank you so much for sharing...

Linda said...

They look SO good Sam! Will have to try the eggless recipe too - thanks for sharing :)

Foodie's Hope said...

Yummy!! YES!! I do have milk , bring them over!! Please!!:))

Anonymous said...

are they both choclate chip cookies ?