Wednesday, November 3, 2010

(Giant) Chocolate Chip Cookies


Nearly everyone I know loves chocolate chip cookies. Some love crispy crunchy chocolate chips while others love the soft chewy kind. I  love the crispy crunchy kind.
Here is one my favorite recipes from Martha Stewart that I will hope you will try.

Chocolate Chip Cookies



2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
12 oz chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Preheat the oven to 375.
Whisk and combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
In a separate bowl beat the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer on medium- high speed for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Mix in the vanilla.
Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture until incorporated.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop about 1/4 cup of the dough, spaced about 3 to 4 inched apart, on to parchment lined baking sheets.
About 6 on every sheet.
Place in the oven and rotate sheet half way through the baking process, until golden brown. 15 to 18 minutes. Let cookies cool on the sheet for about 2 minutes and transfer to a wire rack and
cool completely. Store in an airtight container for about 2 days.

Here are some photo's of the cookies I baked...
I used a dark muscovado sugar and two kinds of Callebaut chocolate, dark and milk chocolate this time around.


My cookies sheets are ready to go!!!

Perfect mounds...

Fresh out of the oven.

Look at the puddle of milk chocolate in the center of the cookie.

Cooling and almost ready to eat....

Happy Baking!!!
Be on the look out for Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies Magazine on news stand now.
Next week recipe???? Russian Wedding Cookies



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