Recipes from Abroad – American Cookies

It has been almost a year now, since I returned home from my American adventure as an Aupair and still I make these many times, usually ending up eating way too many, but it´s a taste that brings back so many good memories and even better, that it is a little joy I can share. During my year in the Chi-Town suburbs I baked and decorated so many cookies and pastries, that one day my hostdad asked why I didn´t add it to my resume. Back in Germany and in my current Spanish home I switched up the recipe quite a few times and this is what I came up with.

cookie ingredients 1

Warm the butter until almost molten. Then add the three sugars and mix until all possible chunks are gone. Add in an egg and stir until you have a smooth mass.

cookie recipe ingredients 2

Next, put the above ingredients (yes it involves half of your chocolate) into a mixer and grind to make almond-oat-chocolate-flour – do you have a better name for this? Add it to the bowl with the sugar-egg-butter mixture, as well as 50 -100 g of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt, such as one of baking soda.

Once you have an even dough add in the other halfs of the chocolate bars, cut into chunks. Or, if they´re available in your country use chocolate morsels. 

Make balls from the dough that you flatten with your hand, once placed on a non-stick cookie sheet or parchment paper. Bake for 7 – 10 minutes on 200°C/ 400°F and enjoy pure or with a glass of milk.

cookies recipe end

Of course you can vary what you put in. Try M&Ms, dryed fruits or whole nuts for example. Be creative! What is your favourite cookie type? And do you have recipes from abroad that you´d like to share?


Author: Carina

20 year- old without any intention to travel less just yet. Why settle, if there is still so much beauty to explore out there?

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