Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Process Essay: How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

Making delicious chocolate chip cookies can be either an easy or difficult task depending on how you look at it. Using the correct ingredients and cookware will ensure a good outcome for the cookies. Mixing the right amount of ingredients correctly will give them the right consistency. Baking the dough at the correct temperature for the given amount of time, will prevent over or undercooking. Making chocolate chip cookies from scratch requires you to gather fresh ingredients and utensils, combining ingredients to create dough, and to bake the actual cookies.

Gathering fresh ingredients and the correct baking utensils will make for a good outcome. The dry ingredients needed include flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. The wet ingredients needed consist of softened butter, vanilla extract, and eggs. To prepare the dough, you will need a small and large mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring cups, and measuring spoons. In order to bake the cookies, you will need a cookie sheet and wire cooling rack for cooling. Before combining ingredients and mixing the dough, preheat the oven to 375°F.

To create the dough, all ingredients must be combined and mixed together. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs. Next, gradually add flour mixture to the ingredients in the large bowl, and mix until smooth. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. Now the mixture is ready for baking.

Now that the dough has been created, it is time for baking. Make sure the oven has been preheated to 375°F. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the greased cookie sheet about 2 1/2 inches apart until the sheet is filled up. Place the cookie sheet with the dough on it in the oven for about 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Once the cookies have reached the desired state, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 2 minutes. Then, move the cookies to wire racks for additional cooling. Continue this process until the dough is gone.

The key to delicious chocolate chip cookies is using the correct fresh ingredients and cookware, combining ingredients to create dough, and baking the dough to make the cookies. If correct ingredients and cookware are used, the cookies will come out good. If the correct amounts of ingredients are used, then the cookies will have desired consistency. Cookies baked at the correct temperature for the given amount of time, will cook ensure that they are not overcooked. Now that you have just made delicious chocolate chip cookies, enjoy!

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  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger xxxDamionxxx said…

    Very informative i didnt realised there was that much steps involved when making a cookie just reading this paper makes me hungry


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