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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies





Ingredients:

250 gm. Butter
1 tsp. vanilla essence
125 gm. castor sugar
125 gm. brown sugar
1 egg
320 gm. plain flour
1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
200 gm. chocolate chips
100 gm. chopped walnuts - coarsely chopped

Method:

(1) Beat butter, vanilla essence, sugar and egg with electric mixer until smooth.
(2) Add in flour and bicarbonate of soda and stir in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
(3) Drop level tablespoon of mixture onto trays and bake at 180C for 15 mins. or till golden brown.
(4) Cool on wire rack before storing in cookie containers.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hihi,

Can i have this recipe pls??it looks vvv gd!!!

Thanks!

Sharlene

pink said...

ditto here! could you please add some tips? i have yet to make a choc chip cookie that anyone wants to eat.....

is this a chewy or cripsy cookie?

yochana said...

Pink,

this is absolutely crispy...

rgds

Anonymous said...

tito,

can i use 1/2 of the vanilla essence

thanks

Mary

yochana said...

Hi Mary,

Of course you can ...

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

Your cookies look so divine...I tried mine but then they don't look uniform in shapes...however, the taste is good. Can you tell me now to get them in same round shapes please? Thank you so much for your tips. Many thanks, Michelle

yochana said...

Hi Michelle,

You weigh each dough to your desire and roll it round then press a little on top.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hiee,

Just to confirm is the plain flour 320g? If just to try out, can I half all the ingredients? Do I have to use half an egg? Can I use self raising flour instead of plain flour? Thank you.

Sorry for asking so many questions... I am new to baking ;p

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

if you want to half the recipe, please half everything including the eggs.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Gin here.. Will the cookies be crispy but yet tender?

yochana said...

Hi Gin,

these cookies are crispy.

rgds

bEar said...

hey how do u actually make soft cookies (:

thanks!

ladybuggy77 said...

May i know if i can replace the walnut to almond instead?

yochana said...

hi ladybuggy77,

Woah...that would be delicious. Of course you can replace walnuts to almonds.

rgds.

ladybuggy77 said...

thanks aunty yochana, i will be making it this weekend.. keke..may i know how many cookies can this recipe yeild?

yochana said...

Hi ladybuggy77,

Oops....I never count.

rgds

Yammy said...

Hi,

Sorry i'm new to baking. But for baking cookies, do we use top or bottom heat or both? Cos i very scare chao da. haha

Rdgs,
Yammy

yochana said...

Hi Yammy,

Won't chao da lah...just use 170C for about 15 mins., top and bottom heat together.

rgds

Joan said...

Sorry,

my sister wanted to ask you erm wat oven(conventional/microwave/others) did you use and is there any brands u recommend?

Loves,
Joan

yochana said...

Hi Joan,

use convectional oven - Ariston. Call Mayer Marketing. They have many models.

rgds

Yammy said...

haha, omg. i tried but it turns out very brown, esp the bottom(it's dark brown). I put them in middle tray with top and bottom heat. why like that. so saddening T.T hope you can help.

Rdgs,
Yammy

yochana said...

Hi Yammy,

Lower down the temp.

rgds

Jeannie said...

Aunty Yochana

Another wonderful recipe....though I find it a tad too sweet. Next try will reduce the sugar and that would be perfect. Thanks for a great crispy recipe.

Jeannie said...

Aunty Yochana,

Your recipes are so good that my 10 and 12 year old did it on their own and it tasted wonderful as well. Since this is the 2nd time round trying this recipe, I cut down the sugar and it was perfect.

yochana said...

Hi jeannie,

wow....your kids must be enjoying themselves like I do..

rgds

emily.t said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

This is going to be my first attempt at cookies. Just to confirm with u a few things before I begin my experiment:

(1) Is the "tray" that comes with my new oven the same as cookie sheet? =/ cos it looks the same to me...help!

(2) Must I use the parchment paper to bake these lovely cookies? Or can I just grease the pan by brushing it with butter/olive oil? =/ *cry* I'm really zero in this!

Sorry aunty for asking so many Qs, I hope this time around it'll be successful and not just plain edible...Thanks in advance!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi emily,

Better put a piece of greaseproof paper or parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to the tray.

rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

hi emily,

what brand is your oven? is it a built-in oven or a table top oven?

rgds

emily.t said...

Hi Aunty,

Its a table top oven (Cornell). And I use the tray that comes with the oven and line it with a layer of parchment paper for baking these cookies.

Pls advise. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

Can i know for all your cookies recipes, do we need to soften the butter and let it cool before use? or we can use the butter straight from the fridge?? What is the difference texture of the cookies? Sorry to ask so many ques...just hope to bake great cookies for my loved ones...=)

Rgds
Diana

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi diana,

I prefer to use cold butter for my cookies but then again, it all depends on what cookies I'm making. If I need to wrap, I use soften butter.

rgds

emily.t said...

Hi Aunty,

It's me again!+D Just want to let you know that my 2nd attempt was successful!

I lower the temperature to 160C for 15min and this time, I use a proper baking sheet lined with parchment paper. No burnt bottoms, just perfect cookies! It was all gone the next day! hahaha...
Thanks for the recipe aunty!

emily.t said...

Hi Aunty,

It's me again!+D Just want to let you know that my 2nd attempt was successful!

Since I'm using my new Cornell tabletop oven which I think the temperature is slightly higher so I lower the temperature to 160C for 15min and this time, I use a proper baking sheet lined with parchment paper. No burnt bottoms, just perfect cookies! It was all gone the next day! hahaha...
Thanks for the recipe aunty!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi emily,

So you finally understand your oven, which is the first step to baking.

Thumbs up and keep up the good job.

rgds

Jessica said...

Hi aunty yochana,
which brand of chocolate chip did u use ? which is nice ? thanks

rgds,
jessica

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Jessica,

I've no preference. I buy what is available.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Aunty Yochana

I tried this recipe with macadamia nuts and another time with pecans, and the kids and I simply love the crispy and yummy results.

And finally, I don't have the 'flat choc chip cookie' problem with this recipe.

Thanks for sharing this cookie recipe.

Su

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

May i ask if i don't have the brown sugar, can i subsitute it with castor sugar? And how much should i use? Thanks.

Regards,
Jas

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi jas,

Just add in 100 gm. will do.

If you don't have a sweet tooth, 80 gm. will do.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Thanks for the fast reply, i got another question is can i use all chocolate chips and omit the chopped walnuts as my dad can't eat walnuts. How much chocolate chips should i add in total to omit the walnuts?

Regards,
Jas

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Jas,

you can omit the walnuts.. you can plus and minus anything you want.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Did you fold in the flour or used the electric mixer to mix? Thanks!

Nana

Aunty Yochana said...

HI Nana,

both methods are acceptable.

rgds

Regina said...

Hi Aunty,

I half-ed this recipe and store it in the fridge after mixing everything but when i 'thawed' and bake it, they became very very flat cookies and very dark brown. I have reduced the time to 8min instead but the cookies are still very flat. Could you advise what went wrong?

Rdgs,
Regina

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi REgina

You could have overcreamed yr butter .

rgds

Anonymous said...

hey! how many it serves? pls reply asap :X

Val said...

may I know how many pieces can I make with the ingredients listed above? If I use twice the amount, will it be A LOT more?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Val,

so sorry...I did not count.
You do one recipe first and if it's not enough do again.
rgds

Anonymous said...

Aunty Yochana
I baked these cookies for CNY. It is very good. Thank you for your recipe. Gong xi Fai Cai.

loveakfe said...

hello Aunty Yochana,

should we sieve the flour??

thanks

loveakfe said...

hello Aunty Yochana,

should we sieve the flour??

thanks

BowlingBall said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

I'm a new fan of yours.
Just wanted to tell you that my family had enjoyed this recipe. My 1 year old baby, who's not even 13 months yet, had been 'asking' and eating this cookie for the past few days now. He also prefers the lattice pineapple tart pastry that i made with your recipe, to other off-the-shelf pineapple tarts.

Just like to thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I've enjoyed marvelling at your recent creative bakes. I even recognised a recent bake for my friends' 25th wedding anniversary! what a small world!

God Bless!

Fauziah said...

Hello Aunty,
I've became ur fans since I've successfully made biskut makmur using ur simple recipe. I would like to ask can I use coarse sugar instead of brown n castor? Can u convert to me as well in 'cup' @ 'tbs' measurement instead of 'grams' coz I don't have kitchen scale.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Fauziah

1 cup = 250 gm. Butter
1 cup = 130 gm. flour
1 cup = 200 gm. sugar

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Can I use dark choc chips instead of the normal choc chips?
Thanks