Published : 23/03/2009 12:54:40
Categories : Party Food and Drinks
If there is one thing that I've learned over the years, it's that kids, and most grown ups alike love chocolate. Since chocolate chip cookies are a great source for chocolate cravings then it only makes sense to provide chocolate cookies at your party. After realising this I began my search for a great recipe to make chocolate chip cookies in an effort to serve the perfect party food at my next get together.
I am not a chef by any means. In fact, my idea of making cookies normally consists of opening the packet of chips ahoy and putting them on a plate. However, for party foods, and sometimes just because you feel like spoiling yourself, nothing beats a hot cookie right out of the oven.
To make things easier, you'll want to make a list of all the ingredients that you need and make sure that you are prepared before you begin. For this recipe, you'll need:
1 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup of sugar 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 brown sugar 3 ounces, or 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate 8 ounces or 1 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate squares 2 cups of all-purpose flour And finally 2 eggs.
The first thing you need to do is melt the unsweetened chocolate, either in the microwave or in a bowl over the top a pan of boiling water. Put it off to the side for now. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy before adding the sugar and baking soda.
Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, before finally slowly stirring in the melted chocolate. When that is done, stir in the flour, and at this point you can add optional nuts, I'd recommend walnuts.
Finally stir in the semi sweet chocolate squares.
Using a spoon, divide the dough onto a pre-greased or silicone cookie sheet. This recipe should make about two dozen small chocolate chip cookies. With your oven heated to185C bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes until the edges are crisp. Let them cool, but not completely, before eating. This is certainly a party food that you're guests will want the recipe for so consider having a print out of the recipe which you can pop into your party bags, unless of course you want to tell them it's an old secret family recipe, in which case I don't tell them if you won't!