8/23/10

chocolate chip cookies...

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Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? There are three things I always bring to the party and they've never let anyone down, macarons, madeleines and chocolate chip cookies. These cookies have a perfect texture that I like, crisp on the edge but still soft and chewy in the center. Make sure you don't over bake these cookies in order to keep them soft and chewy. I add rolled oats, roasted peanuts and sea salt to give them more texture.

Ingredients:
makes 30

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla paste
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup salted dry roasted peanuts
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, chopped

Preparation:

1. Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Set aside.
2. Coarsely grind the oats, peanuts and sea salt together in a food processor. Set aside.
3. Using a mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in egg, then vanilla paste.
5. Gradually beat in flour mixture, oats mixture and chocolate chips. Do not overmix the dough.
6. Using a small ice cream scoop to portion cookie dough. Chill overnight.
7. Place cookies dough 2 inch apart onto a sheet pan lined with silicone mat.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool on the pan for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

8 comments:

Nikki said...

Chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk. Does life get any better?

Thip said...

I know, right. :)

bake in paris said...

Never thought of adding sea salt to intensify the texture.. should give it a shot! Thanks for the tip!

Sawadee from bangkok,
Kris

MnYfoodtalk said...

YOu make me think of my smart oven in my hometown...

AnnerBee said...

This is the perfect cookie recipe! Thank you!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

This looks delicious! Your photographs are beautiful!
I'd love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think! www.prettygoodfood.com
Thanks and Happy Cooking!

Linda said...

It was a drizzly day so I had to make cookies, naturally. I had this bookmarked forever...they are wonderful!!

Thip said...

I hope you like it, Linda.

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