Making the Tastiest Chocolate Cookies
Most everyone loves chocolate in many different forms. We love chocolate as candy, pies, cakes, ice cream, drinks, cereal, milk, syrups, etc. There is one form of chocolate that is really good and that’s cookies. Chocolate cookies are very tasty especially with milk. Basically anything that is made with chocolate is good. I wish I could write about everything you can do with chocolate in this article. That however would take an article with over a million words. So for this article, I will give you the necessary steps you should do in order to make the tastiest chocolate cookies.
The first step you should do when making chocolate cookies is getting the ingredients. When making chocolate cookies if you want them good, you need the right goods. The ingredients for chocolate cookies can be brought at any food store in the baking isle. You should have baking trays at home already if not pick up one or two baking trays. The ingredients to make chocolate cookies are as follow all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, chocolate syrup, unsalted butter, brown sugar, eggs, lime skin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and extracts. These are the ingredients you will need to make chocolate cookies.
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The second step you should do when making chocolate cookies is know how much of the ingredients are needed. I and most people I know don’t usually measure ingredients. When we need to use ingredients we just mostly measure by eye. I will though give you the correct measurements so that the cookies will come out their best. First you need to decide how much cookies your making. For this recipe we will make about twelve cookies. So first of we will need a cup and a half of all-purpose flour. Then we will need one cup of cocoa powder.
The next ingredient we will need is one tsp of baking powder. Then we will need one cup of chocolate syrup. Then we will need a half tsp of salt. We will then need one cup of butter, unsalted is fine. We can use salted butter if we don’t have unsalted just reduce your amount of salt. One cup of brown sugar is what’s next. Then we will need two eggs. Then we will need to cut the lime skin of a lime. The next ingredient we will need is some extracts. I use vanilla, almond, banana, pear, and whatever else I have. You can use whatever extracts you have handy the more the better. For the extracts you will only use one tsp of each. The last ingredients you will use are the nutmeg and cinnamon. For these you will use also one teaspoon of each. Now you have all the ingredients it’s time to mix then together and get your cookies made.
The next step you should do in making chocolate cookies is mixing the ingredients together. First thing you will want to do is get your butter in a big mixing bowl. After you add your butter you will then add the sugar into the bowl. You will mix the sugar and butter together with a mixer until it gets all creamy. You will then add the eggs into the mix. First you will want to add the eggs in a bowl with the lime skin. The lime skin will take away that fresh egg flavor. It will make the eggs have a nicer flavor for the mixture. Now you can add the eggs into the mixture of sugar and butter. When you add the eggs you can remove the lime skin from the mixture. You wouldn’t want to bake the cookies with the lime skin it would be bitter. Now you can add your nutmeg, cinnamon, and whatever extracts you have. Then you will add your one cup of chocolate syrup. The chocolate syrup gives it that extra chewy gooey chocolate taste.
Now you can add the dry ingredients that you have left. You will want to take a strainer for you to sift your flour. Sift your flour into the bowl of ingredients. You will also want to sift your cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt as well. Now you will mix everything together until it is all combined perfectly. You should have a nice big bowl of cookie dough now.
The final step in making chocolate cookies is the baking process. Now that you have everything combined your ready to bake the cookies. You will now get your baking trays out so you can place your cookies on them. You will want to take the dough and make it into small balls. You can make about twelve cookies with this recipe. So you will make twelve small balls and add them onto your baking tray. The size of the balls really depends on how big you want your cookies to be. When you lay the balls down on your tray just flatten them out with your hand or a spatula.
You will now place your cookies into the oven for about ten to fifteen minutes. They should be done in about twelve minutes at the most though. The way to know there done you will see them spread out and a nice dark brown color. After they are done take them out and place them in a bowl so they can cool out. You will not want to eat them right out of the oven. They will be to hot and could burn your mouth badly. All of these steps will help you enjoy the best chocolate cookies ever made.
Once you are done with your cookies you will have a tasty treat for you, family and friends. These cookies will definitely make people come back asking for more. You can now just go get a cup of milk sit back and relax with your tasty chocolate cookies.
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