Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

My 1st try at Chocolate chip cookies was about a month ago where I finally plucked up the courage to try a recipe from my friend's blog(www.gracephua.blogspot.sg/2012/11/chocolate-chip-cookie-10.html?m=1)  (After almost a year of procrastination...lolx) It turned out super delicious and I could not help but look forward to my next bake.

After sharing my 1st results with Grace, she encouraged me to participate in themed baking events on http://smallsmallbaker.blogspot.sg/p/aspiring-bakers.html .

Guess what? In October, their theme is - Aspiring Bakers #36: Choc-a-Cookie (October 2013) hosted by Genie of Honeybee916food  ~!!!

I decided to try and bake another batch of cookies and participate as well. Wish me luck~!! \(^-^)/

As I love banana chocolate and being a newbie to baking, I decided to hunt for a recipe to create banana chocolate chip cookies. And guess what? I found the following recipe from allrecipes.com. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Ingredients :

- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1) Preheat Oven to 200 Degrees Celsius.
2) Grease cookie sheets. Shift flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda together and set aside.
3) Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
4) Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
5) Mix in bananas
6) Add flour mixture and stir till combined then add in the chocolate chips.
7) Spoon the dough onto the greased cookie sheets.
8) Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

As I am a novice, I followed the recipe exactly except that I refrigerated the dough overnight.

The Dough is ready for a chill out at The Refrigerator.
After much anticipation of having moist & cake-like banana chocolate chip cookies, I finally put my 1st bake into the oven.
However, as I am a tv-addict, I dropped into drama series while waiting and my first bake turn out to be crispy. (=_=")
*Warning to self : Never watch the TV while baking.
At least not drama series.

Looking nice and fluffy. *anticipating*

My 1st food taster, my beloved hubby, says not bad and decided to bring them to work. I was hoping he share a few pieces with his colleague and asked for feedbacks but he said nope he didn't. He was gonna have them all. ( -.-)looks at his tummy...No......
I brought some to the office and offered 1 to my colleague who says its not bad. Quite nice. You cannot imagine the happiness bubbling inside me. I let out a delighted "woohoo"...lolx!
Having said that, my personal opinion of the recipe would be as follows:
> definitely will use milk chocolate chips instead as I feel that semi-sweet choc chips does not seems to bring out the correct flavour...Prefer it to be sweeter...
> Would definitely use extremely ripen bananas as much as Ivan can tolerate (he often try to discard my bananas when I am allowing them to ripen) (-_-')
> I think a little more butter would be better as well.
Special thanks to my guru, Grace Phua, for sharing with me her knowledge whenever I am in doubt and for my hubby, who helped me creamed the butter and sugar when my arms cannot take it...*I lost my mum's mixer...haiz.*

Apologies to my furkid, Kira, who kept sitting near me patiently and expectantly...Mummy's gonna bake your cookies & cake soon ok...

Anyway, to sum up, the satisfaction that I get from a successful bake is no lesser than cooking.
It is even much more rewarding when you get praises or appreciation. *grin*
I am definitely addicted to both baking and cooking but I really got to scale down the portions though... =Þ

Now on to the next dish / bake~!

1 comment:

  1. Celine, good job on your banana chocolate chip cookies!! I've never tasted one of that flavour before. I will try this recipe out myself soon ;)