This evening was one of those occasions...don't ask me what kind of mood I was on...so, I needed to bake something to help me concentrate on myself again.
I ended up trying a cookies recipe with some "left-overs" I had in my pantry (pity I did not have any macadamia nuts...next time). I ended the evening baking around 30 chocolate chip cookies (without macadamia nuts!!!!
Yes, I know...next time!) and 6 "Pasteis de Nata" (the recipe and short background of this traditional portuguese pastry can be found HERE).
So, enjoy as much I have baking and as much as my "critics" will enjoy it tomorrow!!!
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Nuts (macadamia, walnuts etc...follow your taste buds!)
- Preheat oven to 180 °C .
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
- Add to butter along with salt.
- Stir in flour, chocolate chips (...and nuts).
- Drop large spoonfuls of the dough on a greased pan (or protected with baking paper).
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.