Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies 2

I has been a long time since I last had chocolate chip cookies. And to play in the kitchen! Internship is over and I just had to get in touch with my beloved tools. It's so nice to sit down and relax, searching for recipes again. I was tempted by this recipe from Sunset Cookies. The pictures in the book was too seductive to resist. On this bright sunny morning, I just had to make them. *scurries into the kitchen, hunting high and low for ingredients* Whee~

Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Sunset Cookies)

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
24 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups macadamia nuts (original were walnuts)

  1. Beat butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar until very light and fluffy (approx. 5 mins)
  2. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and oats into the butter mixture, blending thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Drop 1 tbsp dough onto greased pans, spacing cookies about 3 inches apart. Bake 180°C/350°F oven for 16-18 mins until golden brown. Transfer to racks and let cool. Store air-tight.
Mmmm~ What to bake/cook next? I'm so hyper these days.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mid Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn is here again and yea... finally celebrated it with my relatives after 2 whole years. I almost forgot the joy of carrying a lantern, walking around the housing estate under the moonlight with them. Sounds romantic eh?

Celebrating all these get-together festivals yearly do get me thinking. What have I been doing all this while? Running here and there, study study study, play play play. Hmm... Looking back, I think I've made a little progress in my life. Doing things that I have always wanted to but have never done before... and being myself once again. Yea... I think I'm gaining my confidence back. =) Okla, and also to start updating this very dead blog of mine. Hehe...