Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crunchy Chocolate Chips Cookies

I seldom bake cookies as most of my family members are not cookies monsters except my brother. Always, most of the cookies will go into his stomach. I am surprised that dear daughter doesn't fancy on cookies (I thought most kids will love cookies?) too, she will consume only when she can't find other food that she wanted to eat, when cookies are the best choice among limited selection.

I am thinking to bake some cookies for teachers' day so hunting for crunchy cookies recipes. I had shortlisted Williams Sonoma's recipe that I chanced upon at All That Matters since she had positive comment on it. I googled and found out that there are many raving about this recipe and commented that this is the best crunchy chocolate chips cookies, so how can I not baking it!

Williams Sonoma's recipe that adapted from All That Matters.

Ingredients : (for about 80 cookies, dough weighed of 10-11g each, baked cookie size approximately 5-6cm)
190g plain flour
30g cornflour (Rei tweaked the recipe by using this but since I can't find my cornflour so I followed the original recipe using all plain flour instead)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature (if using salted butter, omit salt)
125g granulated sugar (I reduced to 110g)
105g packed light brown sugar (I reduced to 95g)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
185g semi-sweet chocolate chips
125g walnuts, toasted and chopped [optional] (I dun ve walnuts so replaced with pink chocolate chips)

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree and have ready 2 ungreased baking sheets.
2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt onto a sheet of waxed paper, set aside.
3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, cream the butter till fluffy and pale yellow.
4. Add the sugars and continue beating till mixture is no longer gritty.
5. Add egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until blended.
6. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed or stir with a wooden spoon until just blended.
7. Add the chocolate chips and the walnuts, if using, mixing or stirring until just blended.
8. With dampened hands, shape the dough into small balls and place on the baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
9. Bake the cookies until golden brown around the edges, about 12 minutes.
10 Let the cookies cool briefly on the sheets before transferring them to the racks to cool completely.

The cookies are crispy and crunchy, indeed very delicious. However the taste is too sweet for me even though I have cut down on the sugar, I need to further reduce the sugar next time. If not of the sweetness, I can definity gobble up many at one go (lucky for my waist :P).


  1. I can hear the crunch with each bite! They do look good and crunchy. Makes me want to bake them for my grandsons.

  2. Mmmm...these look really crunchy and tempting. Beautiful pictures!

  3. Your cookies are great! One of my all-time favorite cookies :)

  4. Wow, looks good Jess!
    I also made cookies for teachers' day. However, they don't look as nice as yours. :p The pink chocolate chips really stands out!

  5. Nice..They really look crunchy!

  6. Beautiful! I adore choc chip cookies :)!

  7. Jess, thanks for sharing this! I had been looking for a crunchy ala Famous Amos cookie recipe!

  8. Busygran, do bake it for your grandsons, I think they will like it:).

    Thanks Mary :).

    Thanks DG :).

  9. Somewhere in Singapore, actually I am not cookies fan but I do crave for nice cookies occasionally :).

    Thanks Jane. I added in pink chocolate chips to add in color :).

    Thanks Evy.

  10. Thanks Cooking Gallery.

    Shirley, you are welcomed. If you are just looking for crunchy cookies, this will be the one but the taste dun really alike with famous amos.

  11. Wow! I was just thinking of attempting a chocolate chip cookie recipe and was wondering if there was anyone that people are really RAVING about.

    My sister said the best cookie i ever made was when I first started baking wayyy back when i was p6 @_@

    I'm gonna give this a shot cos it definitely looks super yummy!

  12. This looks really crunchy! My family will love it as compared to soft chewy cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Jess, the cookies look wonderful. I must admit though, it's your pictures that take my breath away. This post was altogether lovely. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  14. I'm more of a chewy cookie fan but these look delicous and far more practical for dunking in tea x

  15. my kids & i are not cookies monsters too. i onli bake cookies ring CNY or special requested by someone. hehe

  16. pretty little cookies looks so yummy,
    your post reminds me i haven been baking cookies for a long long time

  17. These looks so good! My kids like cookies, be it crisp and crunchy like these you have made, or soft and chewy ones. I have three cookie monsters at home ;)

  18. I'm the cookie monster in my family! These look delicious!

  19. I love crunchy cookies, especially chocolate cookies. Yours looks really delicious!

  20. Same here, I also seldom bake cookies because my family members don't really fancy cookies, so the only time I bake cookies is during CNY ^_^

  21. Pass me some Jess! I'm a cookie monsters and yours i simply can't resist it! I love crisp & crunchy cookies, not gonna give this recipe a miss. Still in search for the ultimate FamousAmos-like cookie.

  22. They are such a lovely golden colour and I like the look of the pink chips they make it so sweet. (My girls would love them)

  23. so pretty with the bit of pink. I don't eat much cookies but I'll gladly gobble them too :)

  24. Oh so that's pink chocolate chips. I thought why got pink stuffs inside hehe

  25. Jess, these cookies looked gorgeous. ;) Did you use pink colored white chocolate chips? I think that is partly why it is sweeter then expected because white chocolate is very sweet. :P So perhaps using semisweet or bittersweet chis next time would make these morsels perfect! ;)

  26. I love a crunchy cookie! the pink chips were a nice touch! you don't want a cookie too sweet you want to taste the cookie, I agree with you on that..... my waist doesn't need any cookies for sure!

  27. Hi Jess, these cookies look so delicious and they are so even baked. I do love crisp and crunchy cookies. Certinly won't pass this up without trying.

  28. I want some cookies too! They look so crisp.

  29. Ur cookies look so fluffy and evenly baked. Besides the even heat in the oven, the only way to achieve such nice even golden colour is to ensure each cookie is the same and you did it!

    I saw the pinky thing at first glance and I was curious what it is. A pink colour nut? I realized it's pink colour choc chips, they gave the cookies a lovely touch.

  30. Hi Jess,

    These cookies look delicious. I know why Rei replaced the flour with cornflour. It helps the cookie to retain the crunch in our warm humid weather without going soft at all, even after storing in non air tight containers. the best crunchy cookies I have tried is one that uses corn flour.


  31. Hi Youfei, then try this recipe and let me know whether is your best crunchy cookies or not :).

    Wow you started baking during P6, that is very very young. P6 I only know how to eat and sleep hahaha...

    I think 1st time is always memorable, like my bro, no matter how many bakes I have done now, in his mind the best ever baked was the banana cake that I 1st baked for them :).

  32. Yes Aimei, it is very crunchy. I know your family prefer crunchy cookies, I saw from your blog and baked one of your recipe, yet to blog about it :).

    Thanks Mary, I am over the moon cos I nvr think of there will be someone to like my photo, my husband always "critise" on my photography :P.

    Thanks How To Be Perfect.

  33. 苏联妈妈, I dun even bake cookies during CNY cos there will be a lot of cookies gifts to us, we can even finish them :p.

    Thanks Jess :).

    Thanks HHB, I know you have cookies monsters at home, I read from your blog :).

  34. Of Course I know Cookie Sleuth, can tell from your name and your blog heeheehee...

    Thanks SSB.

    Neyee, you are the same as 苏联妈妈 :).

  35. Jessie, I hope I can pass you some but all had gone :). Didn't know my family members will finish it. If you manage to find famous amous alike cookies, do share with me :).

    Thanks Lina. Yes I also think tat the pink chips enhance the look of the cookies.

    Thanks Wiffy. Me too, I dun eat much cookies but I can gobble a lot if is not so sweet.

  36. Hahaha.. yes is pink chips, Swee San.

    Thanks Bee Bee. Yes I used pink chocolate chips, very sweet. I tasted the part without pink chips, sweet for my taste bud then with the pink chips, became extreme sweet for me. Noted for your tips.

    Chef Dennis, I prefer crunchy cookies too :). Yup, although I like sweet treats but I prefer mild sweet :). Me too, my spare tire doesnt need blow up anymore hahaha..

  37. Thanks Yummy Koh :).

    Angie, I wish I have extra to pass some to you, sorry... :P.

    Thanks Angel. I weighed the dough to have uniform size. Yes I agreed with you, I used pink chips cos wanna clear stock but didnt know turned out to be so lovely look :).

    Thanks ZY. Yes I know why Rei replaced with cornflour, she stated in her blog but cos I cant find the cornflour thats why ve to use plain flour instead. Thanks for sharing :).

  38. Are you planning to send me a dozen of these or not???? hahaha.... Or maybe later on X'mas! haha... Thanks first huh! Enjoy your day.
    Cheers, kristy

  39. Hi ! Such a coincidence! I baked these recently too! =)
    way tooo sweet right...
    but very good as gifts...

  40. Kristy, I will send you next time when I bake again :).

    Coraine, what a coincidence! yes, way too sweet for me plus I also added in pink choco chips. And yes, this is a great gift :).

  41. hi i just do some blog walking for a crunchy choco chips cookie and found urs.
    i've tried this exact recipe and mine turn flat and NOT crunchy. i followed the instruction except less the sugar a little.

  42. Hi fany, the cookie dough will spread out during baking so it will turn flat than your unbake dough. If the cookies didn't turn out as crunchy, you may pop in the oven and bake for another 3 - 5 mins.

  43. Hi Bakericious,

    Where can I get pink chocolate chips from in Singapore?

    The cookies look Lovely with the pink chips

  44. Hi Anonymous

    I bought the pink chocolate chips from Kuala Lumpur, I am not sure where can get from Spore, you can try the bakery supply shops.

  45. Just made them (I am literally in the kitchen right now) and they are fantastic!!! Best recipe I've come across! :)

  46. It seems like to make it not so hard, i will try at home after work.Thanks for the recipe


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