Monday, December 14, 2009

chocolate chip cookies - a challenge.

chocolate chip cookies. an absolute all time favourite.  i've made them many times before, but never under such conditions.  i have not found baking soda or chocolate chips in cannes. and i don't own an oven or a cookie sheet. here goes.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Here's what the French ingredients look like, just in case you're curious.  I learned that if you double the baking powder in the recipe and omit the salt, it replaces the baking soda.  Found baking powder in the 'imported foods' section of the grocery store.  Brown sugar as I know it doesn't exist either - so there's raw cane sugar, but it's much sweeter, so I used only half.   No chocolate chips, so I bought milk, white and dark chocolate bars and chopped them up.  Also added about 1/2 a cup of oatmeal - not rolled oats because they don't sell that here either, but I thought I'd try just the regular instant oatmeal breakfast stuff...worked fine.
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.  
So at this point I warm up my toaster oven to... 5 out of 8...?
And make a cookie sheet of some sort.  I fashioned one out of tinfoil and some dessert packaging.
Popped them in the toaster oven and watched like a hawk while hoping for the best. 
cooled them off on a cheese grater - resting on an ice cream container and voila!
the best cookies i think i have ever made. 
soooo good. 

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