Food TV Cooking Club: October

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It’s the end of the month, and I’ve finally had a chance to take on this month’s cooking club challenge. Not surprisingly, this recipe has been extremely popular with the blog readers. Why? The recipe is for chocolate chip cookies!chocolate chip cookies

You might be wondering why I didn’t jump right in and make these as soon as the recipe was announced. Well, earlier this month I had some dental work, and I haven’t been able to chew much with my back teeth for several weeks — an unfortunate but expected side effect. However, my mouth has been doing better over the last few days, and there was no way I was going to skip baking one of my favourite treats!

I’ve actually used this recipe in the past, but couldn’t remember if I’d liked it or if it needed some modifications. I had originally planned to put something other than chocolate chips in the batter for some variety, but then life got in the way and I didn’t really have time for that. Instead, I made these the traditional way, with chocolate chips, and followed the recipe as written.

chocolate chip cookiesVerdict? Delicious! However, both Rich and I prefer a slightly more crisp and chewy cookie instead of a cakey one. This recipe makes a more cakey cookie, thanks to the addition of corn starch to the batter. As Anna Olson points out, if you like crispy cookies, just omit the corn starch and use baking powder instead of baking soda. If I use this recipe again, that’s exactly what I will do.

Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from Anna Olson

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