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.
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...
What does a homemade American cookie taste like?
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 is easy. Here is the recipe:
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... -_-