Monday, 11 September 2017

Who Put Mojo in My Food?


Baking mojo! All of a sudden, I was inspired to bake. So last weekend I baked, baked, baked.

One of my bakes were these Tollhouse Cookies. There's a story to these Tollhouse Cookies which I will read when I am free. I am rushing to complete this post before I do my ironing. Ugh! I hate ironing!

The recipe I used is from Alex Goh's Baking Code. The cookie dough uses both butter and shortening. I have never used shortening before and since I have a can in the pantry (intended for something which I now forget), I used it.


I'm afraid I was not too happy about these cookies because somehow they lacked flavor. Could it be due to the use of less butter?

But what I found surprising is that in spite of the use of brown sugar and the dough being chilled, the cookies turned out crunchy and stayed crunchy until the next day.


I doubt if I will ever use shortening again for cookies. All butter is always better.

Tollhouse Cookies
Recipe source : Adapted from Alex Goh's Baking Code (page 104)

Ingredients :
- 50g caster sugar
- 50g brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 60g butter
- 60g shortening
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 150g self-raising flour
- 160g milk chocolate chips

Method :
1. Cream butter, shortening, both sugars and salt until light and creamy.
2. Add egg and vanilla extract and continue to cream until well mixed.
3. Add in flour and fold until combined.
4. Add chocolate chips and fold until well mixed.
5. Chill dough for about an hour.
6. Using two teaspoons, drop dough onto a lined baking tray and bake at 160C for 15 minutes.

32 comments:

  1. Hah! See! Next time when you want to do something, you should start complaining. I just finished reading your reply to my comment in the previous entries, tetiba I saw this new entry. So the baking mode is on by now huh?

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    1. Yes, suddenly, macam kena the bomoh spell like that hah..hah...

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  2. the crunchiness is due to the shortening I believe. not 100% satisfied so I guess you will bake another batch with all butter again or have you already done so.

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    1. Oh I see! Don't think I'll use shortening again as it is not a healthy fat.

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  3. I don't know about Tollhouse cookies but they look like chocolate chip cookies to a lay(wo)man like me...kekeke! ;D The ability for the cookies to stay super crunchy must have been the shortening you used since it's the only new thing you introduced to the recipe. Isn't shortening more unhealthy than butter? ;)

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    1. They are chocolate chip cookies :) Just that the Tollhouse one was so well known hence the name. You are right, shortening is bad for us. Butter on the other hand is good and not as unhealthy as we have been led to believe.

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  4. Welcome back to your baking. Haha. I love crunchy cookies. Yum yum. I just bought some Julie's Hershey's chocolate cookies over the weekend. Delicious and not overly sweet.

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    1. I also prefer my cookies not too sweet.

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  5. Wow..look very crunchy n tasty..kudap2 sambil tgk tv..tgk2 tinggal bks jer hahaaa

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    1. Betul tu, macam lah Lina teropong rumah PH hah..hah...

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  6. Lovely looking cookies. All I've been having lately would be the gluten-free ones...but no, they're not the same. Not nice and very expensive. :(

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    1. Thanks! I've seen those gluten-free ones at the supermarket and they are not cheap. Since you say they are not nice, then I won't bother to try :)

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  7. Got extra dunwan eat, can always pass to me. 😂😂😂

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  8. When is your next batch? Hint hint lol...

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  9. Great snacks for me especially in between lunch and dinner!

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  10. Tollhouse is such a strange name! I googled and it says it is a Toll Booth and they baked cookies to give out to passing motorists! Why don't you try baking Touch&Go cookies? I will drive tru your office door.
    You should hire hourly maid on weekends to clean your house & iron your clothes. Only RM50!
    If you hire me, it's free and I will also help bend your partner's knees down & hold bunga kantan to propose!!

    #HighwayTollCookies #Touch&GoRecipe? #BungaKantanWedding

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    1. hah..hah... I am kiamsiap and OCD that's why I do it myself. I cannot tahan other people touching my things. Aiyo..you are so keen on seeing me walking down the aisle wahahaha!!!

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  11. I saw chocolate chips in your cookies and I love them.

    Haha so fast your baking mojo came back.

    And by the way, talking about ironing, I hate it too so all my clothes are those that don't require ironing (maybe you need to iron your partner's working suits).

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    1. Problem is the blouses I like, don't have the non-iron ones hah..hah..

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  12. I've never used shortening before either. I used to do a lot of baking, but the recipes I used never called for it.

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    1. Well, butter is best. No more shortening for me!

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  13. I pun ingat nak ironing petang ni. Memanglah tak suka LL tapi terpaksa nak buat mcm mana?
    Tengok cookies u ni teringat Cookies Raya I masih ada lagi tu...huhu...

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    1. Kuih Raya ada lagi?? Slow lah you ni, Hainom....

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  14. Delightful munchies! I feel like munching on some cookies now!

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    1. They are extremely addictive, so proceed with caution hah..hah...

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  15. Ha'ah la, so much cerita pasal makan, no story of baked, tetiba you keluar cerita pasal biskut yg anak2 ai suka ni.. but, malasnya nak baked, tunggu je. Tapi kesian juga Kat myanaks..huhu, beli jelah chipsmore

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    1. hah...hah...Chipsmore tu pun sedap. Tak payahlah uli2 tepung bagai :)

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  16. I love reading your baking post and I love especially you bake cookies. Thanks for the recipe. Can I replace shortening with other cooking oil?

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    1. Hi Yannie! Cooking oil won't work. I suggest you use all butter if not using shortening.

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