トラヴィス
2019年 10月 22日

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何について書こうかなと考えて、大好物のクッキーにたどり着きました。。
日本のクッキーについて思うことろや、アメリカのクッキーのレシピを紹介していますので
是非読んでくださいね。
クッキーのことなので易しい英語で書いています。

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Do you like cookies? I like cookies. Cookies are delicious. 

Japanese cookies are crunchy and buttery. Really good with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. There is only one problem with cookies in Japan... Japanese cookies are wrong!

Cookies should be soft! And sweet! If you want to try a real cookie I recommend the big chocolate chip cookies at Starbucks. They’re not bad.

My favorite cookies are homemade chocolate chip cookies, straight out of the oven.


Secret Ingredient

To make proper American style cookies there is one important ingredient that you must have: Vanilla extract. Luckily my mom brought me some vanilla from America last time she visited. 

As you can see, it’s an American sized bottle! My wife told me you can buy vanilla extract (vanilla essence) in Japan as well, but I have a feeling it is expensive...


Taste

What does a homemade American cookie taste like?

→Sweet!

In America, everything is sweet. (Or in Japan nothing is sweet!). The cookies are soft and chewy. I recommend you try these cookies, but I think the cookies are probably too sweet for most Japanese.

My wife, who is Japanese, tried the cookies and said "I guess I'm not used to American style cookies..." (a polite way of saying she doesn't like them).


Making cookies

Making cookies is easy. Here is the recipe:


  • 225g flour
  • 100g white sugar
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (dissolve in 1 teaspoon of hot water)
  • chocolate chips and walnuts

Now,

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Mix the sugar, egg, vanilla, salt, baking soda, chocolate chips and walnuts into a big bowl.
  3. Mix in the flour a little bit at a time (or you will make a big mess)
  4. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Eat fresh cookies and be happy! Put the extra cookies in the freezer to extend your happiness. 

Note: Cookies are easy but... I still made a big mistake! When converting the recipe to grams, I added too much butter. TWICE as much butter... My first set of cookies tasted good but... too flat... -_-

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