Monday, January 4, 2010

double chocolate chip cookies

when ever i ask jere jae what kind of cookie he wants me to make...
i can always mouth along his response with him : chocolate chip.
i usually have to encourage him to be a little bit more adventurous in his baked goods recommendations.

"how about i make double chocolate chip cookies??" i suggest.

smiles abound and i am off to the kitchen.

i found this recipe off of the real simple website.
just as promised...it was real simple to make and it produced a smaller batch which i liked.
it was a thick and rich cookie that will be added to our favorite chocolate chip cookie variety file.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
yields:: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk-chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cream the butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until combined. On medium speed and add the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. On stir or low speed, add the dry mixture to the butter mixture. Beat until just fully incorporated. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

2. Form the dough into approximately 1 1/2-inch balls or use a cookie scoop. Place on parchment lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.

3. Bake until the centers are just set, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.

adapted from : real simple

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