Sunday, September 6, 2009
Cinnamon Fig Chocolate Chip Cookies
Now the recipe turned out a little different than I had expected but it's what happens when you modify and tweak a recipe you've never tried before. I had expecting a more traditional chewy chocolate chip type of cookie but ended up more with a cakey type of cookie.
The original recipe came from a computer game I bought several months back based on "Hells Kitchen." And what's best about the game is the in-game specials of the day that also include a downloadable recipe.
My biggest problem was I realized after I started making it that all of the ingredients are listed in ounces and pounds, not in cups and teaspoons. So I used my best judgment in guessing. Regular font is what was in the original recipes. Italics are what I came up with.
HK Game Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies depending on size
12 oz sugar (1 1/2 cups)
12 oz brown sugar ( 1 1/2 cups)
1 lb butter(same thing)
4 eggs (same)
1 oz vanilla extract (1 tablespoon)
1 pound 10 oz flour, preferably bread flour ( 6 cups regular flour)
1 oz baking soda (1 tbsp)
1 oz salt (1 tbsp)
1 1/2 pounds chocolate chips (1/2 12 oz bag)
(add: 2 tbsp cinnamon)
(add: 1 tbsp nutmeg)
(add: 6 figs chopped)
Cream the butter and sugars, add eggs one at at time, add vanilla. Mix all the dry ingredients and add in 2 parts. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
I deviated from the recipe from the get go. First, with guessing at measurements based on what I was able to find online, then by adding the extras. The mix was thicker until I threw in the figs and then I got a stickier dough....
I think my biggest problem was not adding enough chocolate chips. I liked the taste of the cookies with the spices, but I didn't get enough chocolate chip in my bite which is why I threw some extra ones on top. Also, I think next time I'll add more figs, but fold them into the dough by hand instead of using the mixer so the figs stay a little more intact. Possibly even adding chocolate chunks instead of chips too. The amount of figs I used didn't add any recognizable taste that I could tell.
Overall, I like it though. I'd rate it 3 stars myself because of the lack of chocolate chips. I would also want to either get a scale or a better conversion system before making it again, because as it was, the recipe made a lot more than 3 dozen cookies and I made some pretty good sized cookies at that.