Saturday, June 27, 2009

palate teaser...

if your world seems a little tilted
try baking some chocolate chip cookies
and sharing your yummy spoils
with the neighbourhood children.

1 cup and 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened (8 Tbsp)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup ghirardelli chocolate chunks (60% cacao)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit, with oven racks in the center of oven.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl. Stir with wooden spoon to mix ingredients. Set aside.

Put butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Set electric mixer on medium-high speed. (on my kitchenaid stand mixer, I use 4).

Add egg, one at a time, and vanilla and beat until mixture is smooth and creamy. (turn off mixer occasionally and scrape down sides of the bowl with rubber spatula).

With mixer on low speed ("stir" for kitchenaid), gradually add the flour mixture and beat until blended.

Fold in chocolate chips by hand. For good measure, add a little ghirardelli chocolate chunks.

Use tablespoon and drop dough onto greased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart.

Bake until cookies are nicely browned, 11-15 minutes. (I like mine chewy so I only bake for 13 minutes).

Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 3-4 minutes, then use spatula to place on cooling rack.

Makes about 18 cookies.


Gayle said...

Ahhh, the healing power of chocolate chip cookies!

elk said...

I am so craving these right now and here they are....I bet they taste divine!

Grey Street Girl said...

Those look amazing! It must have been so fun to treat the neighborhood kids.

Christina said...

Yum! You do know you have spoiled the kids, for good. You will have trouble even getting to your car without them looking for chocolate. ; )

Toni said...

I don't think they'd last long enough to share with the neighborhood children, besides there are only two. They sure do look good, Se'Lah!

Wanda said...

I looooooooove chocolate chip cookies. If it doesn't have chocolate chips, it isn't a cookie.

Tracy said...

These look like a good "cure" for a lot of things... thanks so much for the recipe! Happy weekend :o)

Martha said...

Yum! The perfect solution :-)

spudballoo said...

Oh yum, I wonder if my pathetic baking skills are up this?!

Suvarna said...

Ooh thanks for this, my chocaholic husband will love these. :-)

vchelle said...

They look delicious!!! Perfect photo..

lisaschaos said...

Oh yummy! Not sure I would be able to part with any of them!! Think I just might have to make more. :)

sunnymama said...

Mmm! They look delicious. What a sweet thing to do for the neighbourhood children :)