Monday, February 9, 2015

The Ever Popular Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies win the prize for second most-enjoyed early morning food (behind fresh cinnamon buns).  The original recipe I started from is here at a blog I really enjoy reading.

The recipe I used for today was:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, somewhat packed
2  eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Put flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a sieve and sift into a good-sized bowl and set aside.

In bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add in dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Using a 1 1/2 Tablespoon portion scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the centers look just undercooked (they keep cooking for a moment after being removed from the oven). Remove from oven and cool before eating, if you can wait.  Otherwise, risk burns to  your mouth on the hot chocolate chips, might be worth it.

 Do start checking the cookies for done-ness at ten minutes.  It took fourteen minutes to undercooked perfection in my oven.  Fifteen minutes is TOO LONG in my oven.  They are really cooked then but since they are most popular just barely cooked, people think they are burned when they are actually cooked through and nicely browned.  Go figure...

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