A day without chocolate seems inconceivable to me. Nothing can replace the deep earthy flavor of chocolate as it melts in your mouth except… well an exceptional chocolate chip cookie. Actually, a chocolate chip cookie with walnuts is better than a plain chocolate chip cookie and white chocolate (which I don’t consider to be chocolate at all) with macadamia nuts and dried Bing cherries is a close second.
I don’t know of many people who like their chocolate chip cookies to be brittle and crisp. The best way to achieve soft, rich and gooey cookies is with a high fat content (aren’t most things better with more fat in them?) and also to use melted not softened butter. So that’s just what I do, I take a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and melt the butter, beat it with regular and brown sugars, add eggs (not 1 egg, but 1 egg and 1 egg yolk), vanilla, flower, baking soda and of course… CHOCOLATE CHIPS. Last tip, don’t overmix the batter after you add the flour and stir the chocolate chips in by hand.
This is just what you need to get through your Wednesday!
Yum! I like this recipe, sounds very much like yours: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/03/crispy-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/
The recipe is pretty close. I use equal parts brown and white sugar to up the moisture content. Somewhere, I have a recipe for cookies that you individually freeze the unbaked dough balls. That’s always great as a special treat on a lazy afternoons. Will share that recipe as I find it.
Please do share! Would like to try that one too…