Buonumóre – Peaceful, good mood, happy with or without external manifestations.
It’s hard for me but nevertheless I’ll try to teach you what does mean “buonumóre” in english. I think that the better choice is to translate it with “feel good”.
“Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball. Don’t stop me now, If you wanna have a good time, just give me a call. Don’t stop me now (’cause I’m having a good time) Don’t stop me now (yes, I’m havin ‘a good time) I don’t want to stop at all! “ Queen
What relates the Queen song and our feeling good? According to a scientific study conducted by the cognitive neuroscientist Jacob Jolij at the University of Groningen on various international songs, Don’t stop me now is the best “feel-good song” ever.
During the quarantine, in addition to the duties we cannot escape, we must do all that things that make us feel better, happy and cheerful like a call to a loved one or a comfort food.
Just thinking about the smell of a batch offreshly baked chocolate chips cookies makes me happy! Did you know that dark chocolate is a natural antistress and antidepressant because it increases the production of serotonin?
So, what are you waiting for? My chocolate chips cookies will cheer you up! Let’s bake it!
S’ Chocolate chip cookies – about 16 pcs
- 164 g soft butter (at room temperature)
- 109 g light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 g salt
- 164 g all-purpose flour
- 4 g baking powder
- 136 g chopped dark chocolate
In a bowl, with the hand mixer beat the soft butter and brown sugar until are lighter, smooth and fluffy. Add, first, the beaten egg with the salt in 2 times to make it better absorbed by the mixture; then, the all-purpose flour and baking powder (always in 2 times); at the end, add the chopped dark chocolate.
For a medium/large cookies, drop about 2 tablespoons of cookie dought (35-40g) or you can use a medium ice-cream scoop and place them on a plate/oven tray with baking sheet to make them harden about 1 hour in a refrigerator/freezer before cooking: this step is necessary in order not to flatten cookies during cooking time.
On oven tray covered with some baking sheet, space them several inches apart and bake at 170°C (338 F) about 15 min. Before removing them from the pan, make sure they are cold. Store chocolate chip cookies in a tin box or in an airtight container at room temperature.
Remember, #bakeforlife !
- 136 g chopped milk / white chocolate
- 68 g chopped chocolate + 68 g coarsely chopped dried fruit
- 55 g wholemeal flour + 109g 00 all-purpose flour
Tips: You can freeze cookie dough balls in a plastic bag to cook them whenever you want.