How to make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
There is nothing in this world that beats biting into a soft and gooey chocolate chip cookie. Since that holy day when the chocolate chip cookie was invented, men, women and children have been trying to find new and innovative ways to enhance the joy of the humble cookie. Creating the finest cookie there is means choosing the very best ingredients and for chocolate chip cookies, the secret is in the chocolate.
A cookie will only be as great as the chocolate so whichever recipe you choose – whether it be melt in the mouth fantastic or soft and crumbly make sure you don’t scrimp on this essential ingredient. Chocolate is all down to personal taste but when delving in the art of cookies I like to choose Santa Barbara Chocolate products to give my cookies that hint of pure, unbridled luxury.
If you are seeking new cookies then take a look at some of these divine and dreamy food for thought ideas.
1. White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
Fruit and chocolate have always been big lovers and with these cookies you can look forward to a match made in heaven. Santa Barbara white chocolate will take your taste buds to another level and the juicy ruby red cranberries delivers a note of sublime bliss.
2. Soft and Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies
The trick to creating these little gems is to use brown sugar instead of white. Brown sugar will caramelize better in the baking process and will lend your cookies a simply divine flavor. You should also make sure your butter is softened so it blends well. For the softest and gooiest cookie use Santa Barbara Chocolate chips.
3. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
If you can get past the temptation of eating all the cookie dough then these cookies will prove to be a firm favorite! Choose a premium quality peanut butter to swirl into the mixture and opt for Santa Barbara Brazilian bittersweet chocolate chips to truly bring out the slightly salty and sweet taste of these delectable treats.
4. Chocolate and Fudge Cookies
Sometimes you simply have to overindulge and this is exactly what these chocolate and fudge cookies are all about. I always use Santa Barbara Pure Cacao Chunks in this recipe because I believe indulgence and luxury go hand in hand. The vanilla essence of the fudge combined with the velvety rich taste of pure cacao will make you weak inside.
5. Banana, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies
I decided it was time to think up some, ahem, healthier cookie recipes (really I was looking for a breakfast cookie treat). This is when I came up with the mashed banana, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. I used Santa Barbara Organic Chocolate to give these cookies a conscience. The chewy oatmeal, dreamy melted chocolate and ripe yellow banana will give you enough energy to last until lunch.