American Choc Chip Cookies of Death

"OK, there are tonnes of cookie recipes. But this one was the most perfect biscuit for me! So I have to post it, and keep it so I can make it again!"
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  • Preheat oven to 140 degrees Celsius.
  • Cream butter with sugars.
  • Add egg, vanilla and coffee and beat well until combined and creamy.
  • Mix slowly flour, soda, bicarb and salt until totally combined.
  • Add choc chips and nuts, mix.
  • Form into balls (whatever size you like your cookies, I used about a tablespoon, you can use more if you like a bigger cookie). Place on a sheet of baking paper on a cookie tray, spaced well apart as the cookies will spread.
  • Bake at 140 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before taking them off the paper as they will harden during this time.

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  1. Maybe I didn't have some of the measurements exactly right, but I found these extremely runny. In the oven they melted into super thin puddles. Tasty but look nothing like the pics. For the second batch I added much more flour and they came out better. I think they tasted great I will have to practice with more flour to find out how to get them thicker.
  2. These cookies were AWESOME!!! I have to admit...I did make a few changes. I used chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips because they were on sale. :) I also used macadamia nuts instead of pecans because I needed to use them up. The dough seemed a little too wet so I added an additional approximately half cup of flour. I think my oven run a little hot so it only took 15 minutes to bake these cookies. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I liked the hint of coffee in these cookies. These turned out soft and oh so yummy! Made for July, 2009 Aussie/NZ Swap.
  3. these were a hit in our house. my ss wanted to take them all to school to share. I let him have them in his lunch box till they were finished. He ate them all over a week. Usally he gets board with the same thing over and over. We did use white choc chips as they are his favorite. great recipe. thanks Made for RECIPE SWAP #41 - June 2010 in the Aust/NZ forum
  4. Wow, these are delicious! They make a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie, just the way I like them! This is now my new go-to recipe for cookies, and with School just around the corner I think I'll make a few batches and freeze them! Made for Aussie Swap :)
  5. These were superb! I doubled the recipe and am glad I did. I had to change measurements from metric to US cups which may have changed the outcome a bit. I followed the recipe as written except omitted the instant coffee. I don't drink coffee and don't cook with it. I added semi sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Yummy! These do cook for 25 minutes in my oven and it is noted in your instructions. The smell as they were baking was heavenly! The time in the oven is definitely worth the wait. These just might be my new favorite chocolate chip cookies! Made for the March Aussie/NZ recipe swap.


I'm 28, married, and with two furkids-a cute cat, she's an Australian Mist called Kismet, and a chocolate labrador called Indiana Jones. Live in North West Sydney, and have all my life except for a short stint in Germany just after we were married. I am an engineer by degree, but have recently left a large telecommunications company to work in a small Veterinary hospital as a vet nurse. I like camping and 4wding, fishing and horseriding, having parties and barbeques. We're ex-Scouts and still love to travel even if it's just a short break to the mountains, or to the wine regions. I love baking and experimenting with different cuisines. I wont cook things with too many ingredients, or that are too fiddly, or which take too long (or too expensive for that matter!). I'm a dab hand at modifying the 67c home brand packet cake. My husband is Swiss-Australian, so I have a bit of that European influence as well, and try to reproduce our favourite Swiss recipes as accurately as possible. I am hopefully trying for my Swiss citizenship once I've studied up for my interview! We love travelling, and after visiting Vietnam in 2008 I'm obsessed with both the country and the cuisine, it's so varied and fresh and amazing!
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