Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies... in Germany

I wanted a great chocolate chip cookie.

The only problem.

There are no chocolate chips in Germany. And all of my cookies, regardless, were coming out flat.

Enter my friend, Susan.

She passed this recipe on to me and, well, it was FABULOUS! Even with my little tweak (though I hope to do it her way next time :) Just to see...

Chocolate Chip Cookies (in Germany)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 C Butter (I used to mashed bananas instead)
  • 2 1/2 C Flour (plus the 1/4 C flour to make up for German flours)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 400 g. Chocolate chunks (I used about half of a huge Milka bar because that's what I had... Susan uses 3 bars of Zartbitter chocolate)

Beat sugars, egg, and butter first (again, I used banana instead of butter). Add the rest and mix. Drop a spoonful of dough onto cookies sheet until it's used up. Bake 13-15 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (374 F).

Some notes:
-Because the flour is different in Germany, you may have to add a little. A good standard is about 1/4 Cup of flour for every 2 Cups called for in an American recipe.
-The dough will seem a little dry (except my way... it just seemed sticky... banana?)
-The cookies often seem underdone when you look at the bottoms of them... but don't over-bake. I find that if they start browning on top, that they get too hard once cooled.