09/04/2019 Aprende Inglés Today

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Alicia Martínez (German and English Teacher at AIT Language School)

Hoy os traemos una receta fácil y rápida para hacer galletas de chocolate caseras. ¡Riquísimas!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening (might prove problematic in Barcelona, but I have successfully found other forms of hardened vegetable oil that have done the trick; when in doubt, just use more butter)
  • 1.5 cups packed whole brown sugar
  • 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (if not feeling adventurous, use a mix of white and whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips.


In a large bowl put cream together with butter and shortening. Gradually add sugars, Creaming thoroughly. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in chips. (at this point, chill dough for a few minutes to firm it up; cookies will retain their shape better). Drop butter by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Flatten slightly. Bake in 190°C oven for 8 to 9 minutes until golden brown but still slightly underbaked. Remove from oven and let stand on sheets for 5 minutes (they’ll continue to cook a bit), then remove to racks to cool completely.

It’s the time in oven you have to watch like a hawk because there does come a moment where all that sugar and butter crystallize.