Fresh, homemade cookies

chocolate chip cookie - picture of a home made chocolate chip cookie
@hookfan (447)
June 2, 2007 10:04am CST
Well this is the first time since I've moved over here that I've tackled making my chocolate chip cookies. They have turned out quite nice. A little hard on the outside but nice and soft on the inside! No mean feat really as it takes some skill to manage that:) So do you like baking your own or do you prefer store-bought cookies? My choice is plain - my own just taste better and I know exactly what's in them:)
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@weemam (13377)
30 Jun 07
Hiya pal , My eldest son has ceoliac and I used to bake every other day , I used to make his bread too with fresh yeast , he has been married now for over 20 years and although I taught him to bake he orderes all of his stuff now from the chemist , he gets gluten free pasta , bread and biscuits , I did it so much for him it kind of put me off baking , I still do it now and again with my granddaughters ,they have great fine especially with the icing pens lol , That keeps all the mess in my house not theirs lol xx
@hookfan (447)
2 Jul 07
Baking is always enjoyable, no matter who you did it for or when pal! xxx :) Having granddaughters must make it extra special for there's nothing like being taught by Gran to make things :) xx
@weemam (13377)
2 Jul 07
not good for my waistline though pal as I JUST HAVE to try them all lol xx
• United States
7 Jul 07
i just work out alot for that lol keep it small thats what i say lol
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
How did you make your homemade cookies? I've been trying to make one but I couldn't find the right recipe. Can you share please?
@hookfan (447)
6 Jul 07
I went to www.kraftcanada.com and searched under chocolate chip cookies. There is a lovely recipe there for Bakers Cookies. Worked a treat! :)
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Thank you so much. I'll try to take a look at these recipes. I hope I can find the ingredients in my location though. Thanks once again. Happy Posting!
@mummymo (23707)
3 Jun 07
Oh how I look forward to being fit enough to bake with the kids again! Ours may not turn out so well but the kids prefer them to anything else as they have invested so much time and effort into them! xxx
@hookfan (447)
3 Jun 07
I think that's the best bit, even if they don't work out, the effort is always worth it :D Hope you will be fit enough soon mummymo! :) xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
3 Jun 07
Shouldn't be too long now hookfan - and I can't wait to see the excitement in their faces! xxx
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jun 07
I like making my own cookies better myself. They seem to taste better if they are homemade cookies.
@hookfan (447)
6 Jun 07
I agree and you know what goes into them too! Thank you for the reply! :)
• Hong Kong
4 Jun 07
I love homemade cookies too and they taste better and more original. I do bake cookies if I have time or on vacation. The following is my favourite: CHOCOLATE APRICOT COOKIES (Makes 40) Ingredients 125g butter 140g brown sugar 1 egg 30g cocoa powder 150g flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder 45g coconut, ground 185g dried apricot, chopped into small pieces 265g dark chocolate chips Steps 1. Beat butter with brown sugar with a mixer until smooth. Beat an egg and add into the mixture, mix well, and pour into a large bowl. 2. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the mixture, mix well. Add ground cocoa, chopped apricot and dark chocolate chips, mix well and form a firm dough. 3. Cover baking tray with baking paper. Roll around 1 tablespoon of the dough into a ball. Place it on the baking paper (don’t pack them too tight, leave around 1.5 cm space between each dough) and press it to flatten it a little bit. 4. Preheat oven to 180oC. Bake cookies at 180oC for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool. Ready to serve. (sources: http://www.beauty-tricks.com/beautyforum/viewtopic.php?t=17)
@hookfan (447)
4 Jun 07
Wow thanks for the great recipe! Am certainly going to give it a try :) I find as well that homemade ones taste better! :)
@brimia (6584)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I never buy store-bought cookies anymore. I make my own healthier versions...oatmeal raisin is one of my favorites. I also love my mom's homemade Italian cookies.
@hookfan (447)
3 Jun 07
Sounds very good and thanks for your reply! I enjoy making mine as well!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I love homemade cookies, but I'm a lazy cuss.
@hookfan (447)
3 Jun 07
If I could, I'd send you some! :)
2 Jun 07
You are so good to still be baking. I bet your cookies did not last long. Fresh baked biscuits are the best. We used to make little cakes and those were always best straight from the oven so did not last long. I do my baking out in the sunshine now.
@hookfan (447)
2 Jun 07
I made 3 dozen and still some left to share with the neighbours. That is one thing hubby and I are good about is making sure they last LOL
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I like homemade cookie =such as peanut cookie (not peanut butter cookie).It's so simple to make and delicious.I like the feeling of melted in your mouth and nutty taste.....
@hookfan (447)
2 Jun 07
That sounds very delicious indeed! Thank you for the reply!
2 Jun 07
i love chocolate chip cookies one of my favorites i dont really eat cookies much except for healthy and vegan ones with carob and substitute butter but i can make them with vegan ingredients and once youve got the hang of it theyre really easy to make you can make ones with currants or rasins as well which taste good
@hookfan (447)
2 Jun 07
Sounds very good and most likely just as good as mine turned out :)
• United States
7 Jul 07
i like the mrs fields ones :) or i microwave the chips ahoys lol we have 3 ovens but im not allowed to use any lol they get mad and say your heating up the house go bake outsidE!!! lol i cant and they know that ! lol