Monday, May 11, 2009

Chewy and amazing chocolate chip cookies

I have Emily to thank for this recipe as well. She brought some of these cookies over last week, and after working my way through that plate, I couldn't stop thinking about them. So of course I had to make my own batch. They have this amazing extra buttery flavor that comes from melting the butter first. This necessitates chilling the dough before you bake it, but it is absolutely worth the wait. No cheating :). I made it the way she posted it originally with half whole wheat flour, and they came out great. If you're looking for a way to sort of redeem your cookies nutritionally, it works well in this recipe. Thank you, Emily, for another amazing keeper recipe!

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 TBSP vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper (I actually did neither, and they came out fine on a plain old bare shiny metal cookie sheet). In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in dry ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips, then chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets (I did large golf ball size chunks, and could fit 9 at a time - they spread quite a bit, so don't try to cram them). Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a 325 F preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. For a softer cookie be careful not to overcook- remove cookies from oven when the edges are barely toasted. For a crunchier cookie, bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Makes 14-17 cookies.


ejemory said...

Kamut would also be good in these. It gives a golden appearance to baked goods and tastes a bit different from wheat--reminds me of a buttery flavor. I do love to play with grains!

Nurse Heidi said...

Oooh, good suggestion Jerrianne! I need to buy some next time I go to Kitchen Kneads. Haven't played with that one yet.

Emily said...

I'm glad you liked them! I've been experimenting cooking them longer and have found I like them best cooked at 15 minutes- the texture is much better.

Thanks again for the great review! Emily

Nurse Heidi said...

Emily, I accidentally baked a batch for even longer - maybe 17 or 18 minutes - and they came out uniformly crisp, and just the way my Granny used to make them. Take about a wave of nostalgia! I ate 6 in her honor...