Friday, September 19, 2008
Who's a Cookie Monster?
My first time baking cookies, would you believe it?
I've baked cakes and cupcakes, but never cookies. I bake cakes cos I LOVE cheesecakes and moist rich chocolatey cakes...I bake cupcakes cos I like to play around with the decorations...but cookies? Never felt the urge to bake them cos am not a Cookie Monster. I love Oreos but don't crave for them like I would a sinfully rich slice of chocolate cake.
My mum, on the other hand, loves baking cookies. She makes excellent CNY cookies; people rave about her pineapple tarts...sorry I have not picked any tips from her...not really motivated, seems like a lot of work.
But I came upon a chocolate chip cookie recipe that looked simple enough...and decided why not. I didn't really have to do very much cooking this week cos Eddie's out of town. As it turned out, cookies are really easy to make, not as cumbersome as cakes. However, I didn't have chocolate chips, so substituted with dark chocolate instead; but they melted. I'll give it another try next time with chocolate chips.
Taste-wise was pretty good (they're almost all gone now), but not Famous Amos standard, something's missing, Cinnamon perhaps? Anyone knows how much I should add and do I use cinnamon powder?