Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a wonderful chocolate chip cookie recipe that I found over on the blog:  I know there are too many choc chip cookie recipes out there to even mention, but I made this one for the first time yesterday because the "puffiness" and pure size of them appealed to me. They are AWESOME! They are not one of those cookies you want to give to your kids that will put them in a glass of milk, or they inhale them so fast they don't even appreciate the decadence of, these are the type of cookies that you hide from anyone who won't truly appreciate their gourmet taste and depth of texture. In my house, that means I hide them from my two kids and my husband...SO, guess who gets them all? Yep, momma does! This could be bad!(but oh SO good!).  Does anyone else have those "secret" hiding places around your house where you put chocolate? I have to do this, or my kids and husband find the chocolate and it's gone! Then, when I decide to have a chocolate, I have to make sure they are busy and don't watch where I'm going and I usually end up eating it in the bathroom(with the door locked), or in my bedroom.  I only had to resort to this embaressing practice because my 5yr old daughter has this special talent of always knowing when mom has something sweet in her hands, I could be downstairs and away from her, and she still knows! It really is an amazing gift she has(although annoying too!).  It's the same gift that she has when she knows I just sat down to relax, or I have a few moments of quiet!!! Anyone know about this gift?!!          This is only a half batch and I used a 1/4C measuring cup to measure the scoops and it made 13 cookies.  I believe the original recipe calls for 1/2C measuring cup! You don't want to overbake these cookies, mine took 12minutes and they didn't look done at all, but they did continue to cook after I pulled them out of the oven and they turned out perfect. So, don't be tempted to cook them longer because they don't look done!  Use a good quality chocolate chip, I used Ghirradeli, and if you keep the nuts in them, then use walnuts or pecans.

The cutest Cookie Monster I've ever seen!
 Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Buns in my Oven blog
8Tbs cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4C brown sugar
1 large egg, cold
1tsp vanilla
1 3/4C flour
1/2t baking powder
1/4t baking soda
1/4t salt
1C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2C walnuts, or pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 and grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper. In a bowl, or standup mixer, beat the cold butter and brown sugar for about 1minute, you don't want to cream it or let it get fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat until combined. Mix together the dry ingredients and add them to the butter and sugar mixture. You should have a stiff and somewhat sticky dough. If needed add another T. of flour. Add the chocolate chips and nuts and stir to combine.  Measure out the dough in equal portions, I used a 1/4C and it made 13. Levain Bakery(where this recipe is from) uses 6oz portions!  Place the cookies on the baking sheets and place them in the fridge for 5minutes to get cold again, this helps the cookie from spreading while cooking.  Bake for 11-13minutes or until the slightest brown on the outside. Immediately transfer to a cooling rack. Go to a closet, or hiding place where no kids can find you, and eat them slow enough to really enjoy them!
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These look delicious! What a great spin on regular old chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays!

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