Cooking with Kaaleen: Gooey chocolate chip cookies

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Happy New Year! As you may know, last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to learn how to cook savoury meals and now that I am significantly more comfortable in the kitchen, I’ve decided to kick it up a notch. So, my 2016 resolution is to learn to bake!

I am a total novice when it comes to baking. I only know what I have seen on TV and that stuff looks really intense. So, I went to my new best friend Pinterest and searched “easy chocolate chip recipes” to start, but everything looked kinda overwhelming (remember I don’t know ANYTHING). Before I combusted, I stumbled across a recipe that only used seven ingredients.

That seemed like it would be easy. And it was!

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 of a cup of brown sugar (do not use granulated sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of your favourite chocolate chips (I used mini semi sweet)

What to do:

Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step two: In a bowl, combine butter and sugar with a hand mixer until fluffy.

Step three: Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.

Step four: Mix in salt and flour (avoid mixing for too long or batter will become cakey).

Step five: Fold in chocolate chips using a spatula.

Step six: Scoop out pieces of batter and make multipleĀ ping pong sized balls. Place them on a non-stick cookie sheet.

Step seven: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookie edges are golden brown.

Let the cookies cool for about five minutes before serving. The end result is delicious and gooey and chocolatey. They’ll make your mouth water and, if your resolution involves reducing your dessert intake post-holidays, make sure you bake these babies on your cheat day. You won’t regret it!!

Thank you to Baker Bettie for the recipe. It was simple and delicious enough to get me started and excited about baking this year!

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