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.


  1. Hi, found your blog when I saw you followed me - thanks! I have a great recipe that uses puff pastry

    It's super easy and everyone I've made it for loves it! Thanks again for stopping by!

    Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

  2. They look really good! Recipes can be a pain to convert, but I use this tool at GourmetSleuth:

    You type in the ingredient, select the proper one, and then input the measurements that you want to convert. It hasn't led me astray yet!

  3. Awesome. Thanks for the link with the the ingredient convertor. I was catching up on the dishes today and I still had a large amount of that dough left over even after making 3 dozen cookies yesterday.