Monday, March 9, 2009

She wasn't kidding when she called them the "best"

It was a lovely evening with friends and chocolate chip cookies ... Dorie's to be exact.

I also packaged a few boxes up for some good friends.

Here's the recipe. You're going to want to replace that old Tollhouse one you have.
My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Dorie Greenspan Recipe
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 0z bittersweet chocolate or 2 cups of store bought chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts

Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.In a large bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth (about 1 minute). Add sugars and beat for another 2 minutes or so, until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients in 3 portions, mixing only until each addition is incorporated. On low speed, or by hand with a rubber spatula mix in the chocolate and nuts.Spoon the dough by slightly rounded tablespoons onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between spoonfuls.Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on baking sheet for one minute before transfering to a cooling rack. Makes about 45 cookies.

I also made the oatmeal breakfast bread this week. I was an overacheiver because I was left to my own devices...Mark was finishing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


Veronica said...

They were fabulous. Absolutely delicious and comforting.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for posting the cookie recipe, i saw the pictures and knew instantly i would love it, just baked a batch tonight and it's delicious.

Chere Amie said...

I love that you made them! Start a blog and post pics and we can be friends!!

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