I first made this classic in 2010. Found it in
All Recipes is my favourite recipe site because the recipes were contributed by real people who tried it and reviews by people who also tried it. Its almost foolproof. This particular recipe is by Dora and has over 6000 positive reviews.. I knew I gotta try it.
As it would be the last Christmas cookies I bake for my colleagues, I decided to do the same cookies again. But when my sis saw the soft cookies, she commented that most people would prefer crunchier ones. True. So I Increased baking time and my colleagues seemed to prefer it over soft ones anyway. Enjoy! 🙂
I mix it with two spoons.
not smooth I know..
After adding eggs.
Add in flour, chocolate chips and walnut. Mix well.
Flatten slightly. Bake for 10 or 20min, depending on the texture desired.
200g white sugar (reduced to 50g)
220g packed brown sugar (reduced to half)
10ml vanilla extract (2tsp)
5g baking soda (1 tsp)
10ml hot water (2 tsp)
3g salt (1/2 tsp)
335g chocolate chips (semi sweet)
115g chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 175oC.
- Cream butter and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs one by one. Stir in vanilla extract.
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to mixture, together with salt.
- Sift in flour. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased pans (flatten slightly for crunchier result)
- For soft cookies: Bake 10min or until edges are browned.
- For crunchy cookies: Bake 20-22min or until the cookies are brown.
- Baking time determines whether it is a soft or crunchy cookie. Increase by twice as much time for cookies with a crunch.
- Did not read carefully and added salt to flour instead. Not a big impact I guess.
- Cookie will slightly spread but flattening it will produce a more evenly spread and crunchier cookie.
- Baking it for too long will result in an overbaked product – the cookie will taste slightly bitter. But most people will enjoy it anyway. Only the most picky tastebuds will be able to tell. Most people around me prefer crunchy cookies.
- The chocolate chips are way too much. Semi sweet (Hersheys) is still too sweet. Reducing it by half is a good idea.
- Reduced white sugar as I ran out of it. Brown sugar was weighted loosely instead of “packed”. It was still too sweet for some people. Could reduce sugar content further, but not sure how it might affect the outcome other than sweetness.