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March 20, 2005

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lucinda

This is *exactly* what I've been looking for as the perfect lunchbox treat/after school snack. I'll be trying these with the girls over Easter. Thanks!

lucinda

Oh and the fact that they freeze well is wonderful!

Elli

Have you found brown sugar or molasses at all in Switzerland? A few years ago I found something close but I'd love the have the real thing. I can't wait to try these.

kitschenette

elli, sadly i haven't found any brown sugar or satsifactory substitute here in switzerland. i have searched EVERYWHERE, to no avail. i have to get friends from o/s t bring it in for me. i have a brown sugar package arriving with friends this very friday - yay!

however, i have seen a jar of something called 'melasse ' or was it 'molasse' at coop. i didn't get a chance to have a close look at it to see if it was molasses or something else.
for these cookies i used 'rohzucker' or 'cannezucker'. worked fine, but i imagine soft brown sugar would add just that touch of extra caramelly goodness.

Lushlife

Elliot and I tried this recipe this weekend and your right it is good for a child, he really enjoyed creating the cookies. I wish I had reread your post, I just printed the recipe off and away we went, so our first batch were overdone. Although I rectified that for subsequent batches, I couldn't get them as chewy as I wanted so we may try tomorrow morning again before we head off to the brother-in-laws for an early dinner.

Thalia

I tried this last night with a couple of changes and it worked well but the cookies were definitely crispy/crunchy rather than chewy, even when I started taking them out of the oven after 12 minutes. How do I get chewy cookies?
The changes were I used some orange zest and pure orange oil, and half of the chocolat was "Maya Gold" from Green and Blacks which is flavoured with orange. They taste good, but not mad on the texture

kitschenette

thalia, the addition of orange flavourings sounds very good!
for chewy cookies, well, i would suggest dispensing with the notion of '15 - 20 minutes' and rather just go by the colour of the cookies. the moment they start to colour take them out. they will harden as they cool, so don't panic if they seem very soft. also, perhaps you could try making the cookies thicker or bigger?

hope this helps!

Thalia

I made these again using the dough I'd kept from last time and frozen, and they turned out perfectly. Making them out of thick discs cut from the frozen dough was the key, I think. Thanks again for the recipe!

Chanit

Thanks for this great recipe.
I made them again and again.
Chanit from Israel :-)

kitschenette

pleased you liked them, chanit and thalia!

shenae

I am a private chef, and let me tell you, people go nuts for these cookies. I have made these cookies so many times, I know the recipe by heart. I double the recipe, because I am an american, so measuring the butter is easier. 250 grams turns out to be about 2.5 sticks of butter!! I have gotten a free bar tab because of these cookies!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!

kitschenette

wow, shenae, I'm glad to have been of so much use! bring on the free bar tabs!
I agree, whenever I make chippers, people beat a path to our door for their share. there is just something about them...

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June White

great chocolate chip cookies

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