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Monday, July 05, 2010

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies (to soften bullies hearts)

As promised in this post, here is an AWESOME chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I forgot to mention that it makes soft cookies-- not crunchy ones. 

Yields 2 1/2 dozen (unless your Danny snitches cookie dough)

Ingredients
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
3 C. BREAD flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 C. sugar
1 1/4 C. brown sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan. 
  2. Cream melted butter and sugars in a large bowl or mixer. 
  3. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and continue mixing.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix bread flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
 *Cover the dough and chill in the fridge for a few hours (or even overnight).*

  1. Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Using a small scoop form 6 cookies on the pan. 
  3. Bake for about 14 minutes (check after the 10 minute point).  The cookies should be pretty big.
Nikki's notes:  I like to bake for about 8-10 minutes (depending on size) and leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transfering to the cooling rack.
They freeze well.  You just can't let anyone know you froze them.  Or they'll eat them frozen.  I know these things.  Trust me.
You can also freeze the dough before baking.  A super-easy way to get uniform size cookies from frozen dough is to roll it up in wax paper and freeze.  Then when it's baking time just slice them. 
I like to use my Pampered Chef stainless steel scoops and flash freeze scoopfuls on the cookie sheet.  When they're completely frozen, dump in a prelabeled freezer-safe bag. 

4 comments:

The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

Yum! Those look divine.

Cynthia said...

Those sound yummy! My 'secret ingredient' in my Choco chip cookies is a bit of Almond OR Coconut extract. No one can ever figure out WHY they taste extra good. Tee Hee!

Teachinfourth said...

I've used bread flour for bread and it does make the biggest difference. I'd never thought of trying that with cookies though. Thanks for the idea.

Julie V. said...

I personally have had poor results using bread flour for anything other than bread! ... had to bake some chocolate chip cookies yesterday after mouthwatering experience with your blog!

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