February 17, 2009
Chocolate Chip Cookies With A Twist
When I was in college one of my roommate's mom made some really awesome chocolate chip cookies. I never asked for the specific recipe, because in those days although I loved to cook, I just didn't think about things of that nature. I do remember though that her "secret" ingredient was powdered sugar. I don't know if she used it in place of one of the sugars you usually add to the dough, or along with them, but around Christmas I decided to play around with it a little and omit regular sugar and replace it with the powdered sugar to see how the cookies turned out and it was great! The resulting cookies were more mildly sweet, yet very tender. I was very pleased with the outcome. I still think I prefer the standard chocolate chip cookie recipe overall, but this was definitely a nice twist and I can tell you that Santa really liked them too! ;oP
What You'll Need:
1 cup of butter, softened
1 cup of natural brown sugar, packed
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 1/4 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
1 - 12 ounce package of chocolate chips (Note: I used semi-sweet, but any variety will do.)
In a large bowl cream together butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Stir in baking soda and salt until incorporated. Slowly add flour and stir until just mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and make sure the chocolate chips are spread throughout the batter. Place batter covered in the fridge and chill for at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Scoop batter by the rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets that have been lined with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are slightly golden. Cool in pan for a few minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies depending on the size of your scoops.
Notes: If you wanted you could add a cup of chopped nuts.
Posted by Dianne at February 17, 2009 9:53 AM
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I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and miss them so much. I'm licking my screen. If you convert this to gluten free, casein free and low sugar please send them to me. I'll give you my address.
Posted by: Diane-thewholegang at February 17, 2009 10:11 AM
I have been meaning to come up with a gluten free cookie for Jamison, but haven't gotten around to it though!
Posted by: Dianne at February 18, 2009 11:26 AM