Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My kids love chocolate cookies and this is a useful recipe to have around.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
¾ cup (160 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2¼ cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1½ cups (270 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup (100 grams) walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C with rack at bottom of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the white and brown sugars and beat until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until incorporated, adding the chocolate chips and nuts (if using) about half way through mixing.

4. If the dough is very soft, cover and refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).

5. For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough (35 grams) onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake about 12 - 14 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.

6. Cool completely on wire rack.

Note: You can freeze this dough. Form the dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze and then place the balls of dough in a plastic bag, seal, and freeze. When baking, simply place the frozen balls of dough on a baking sheet and bake as directed - may have to increase baking time a few minutes.

Reference : Joy Of Baking

Muah Chee

Monday, January 2, 2012

Muah Chee is a popular snack amongst the old and young and it is so simple to make at home. It takes just a few minutes and we usually make it at home at the spur of the moment, when the fancy for a sweet snack arises.

Muah Chee


250 gm glutinuous rice flour
300 ml water
Some oil for greasing
Ground peanut and sugar powder


1) Mix flour and water. Stir until there are no lumps.

2) Grease pan and pour mixture into it.

3) Steam for 20 mins then remove from heat.

4) Cut dough into small pieces with scissors and pour onto a large plate of peanut powder. Mix pieces of muah chee in the powder until each piece is well covered in peanut powder.

5) Serve warm.