On 15 May we celebrate the amazing and delicious Chocolate Chip. That’s right, it’s Chocolate Chip Day. The very versatile chocolate chip certainly does deserve every little bit of recognition on Chocolate Chip Day. Be sure not to miss our amazing recipes at the end, you’ll thank us later. Where on earth would we even be with the invention of the chocolate chip?
They are used in the American classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and in muffins and in brownies. Most famously chocolate chips are used in a variety of recipes for baking. Did you know you can add chocolate chips to a banana loaf to create a delicately chocolaty flavoured piece of baking art? The uses for the humble chocolate chip are virtually endless. Our favourite has to be freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.
A Baking Science
What you may not know is that there is actually a baking science behind those delicious biscuit treats. Although the recipe contains seven basic ingredients, traditional choco cookies can easily bring even the most seasoned bakers to their knees. There are a few factors for this and we will deal with them later. First, we must bake cookies.
- 225g Unsalted Butter
- 1.5 Cups Sugar
- 2.75 Cups Flour
- 160g Chocolate Chips
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- Cream together the sugar and the butter.
- Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each one.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients.
- Gradually sift dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate the dough for about two hours or overnight.
- Roll the cookie dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet leaving enough space between each one to allow them to spread out.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
NOTE: You will want to watch these cookies like a hawk! The cookies need to be taken out when they start to brown. This will make them golden and not over baked and hard.
Where can it all go wrong?
- If your cookie dough is not cold enough it will burn easily. The colder dough will spread less. Cookies that do not spread very far will be thicker and thicker cookies won’t burn as easily.
- If you do not use enough flour your butter will melt quicker and will spread further.
- Too much sugar will also cause the cookies to burn. If you want a chewier cookie you can swap out half the white sugar for brown sugar.
Deliciously Decadent Chocolate Chip Recipes for Chocolate Chip Day:
Easy Chocolate Chip Bread – This is bound to become a family favourite. Mix all the ingredient in one bowl. This one is great for the kiddo’s to try.
Frozen Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart – It’s rich, it’s delicious and it’s easy. This Frozen Cheesecake is sure to be a hit with your dinner guests.
Triple Fudge Brownies – Moms and dads don’t always have time to bake a delicious treat for the kiddies. This is the mother of all mixes and it’s super easy to pull off.