Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rosie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rosie's Chocolate Chip Cookies - made dough February 27, 2010, baked at random times, from All-Butter, Fresh-Cream, Sugar-Packed Baking Book by Rosie's Bakery

One of my top comfort foods is a warm chocolate chip cookie, 10 minutes out of the oven, preferably eaten with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting over it. Last week I needed all the comfort I could get so it was no surprise that I chose to try yet another chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is from Rosie’s Bakery book so I figured it would be pretty decent. It was, although it really is just another variation to the standard Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe. I made the dough and froze it into rather generous-sized cookie dough balls for baking later. The cookies spread more than I would consider successful and their taste was the typical chocolate chip cookie taste. Nothing against it but it’s not a standout. I’d file this under “ramekin” cookie, meaning I’d bake future batches one dough ball at a time in a small, individual-size ramekin and have for dessert whenever I needed one.

2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon (lightly packed) light brown sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease them lightly with butter or vegetable oil.
2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together into a small bowl and set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter, both sugars, and the vanilla together in a medium-size bowl until light and fluffy, 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Stop the mixer twice to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.
4. Add the eggs and beat on medium speed until they are blended, about 30 seconds. Scrape the bowl.
5. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 15 seconds. Scrape the bowl.
6. Add the chocolate chips and blend until they are mixed in, 5 to 8 seconds.
7. Drop the dough by generously rounded tablespoonfuls (the equivalent of 3 level teaspoons) 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
8. Bake the cookies until the edges are dark golden and the center is light and slightly puffed up, 11 to 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the sheets. These are best eaten the same day they are baked.

Makes 24 large cookies.

1 comment:

  1. Triple the vanilla and go with bittersweet (Ghiradelli 60% are probably the easiest to find) instead of semi-sweets and you'll be stunned at how great they are. Tollhouse no more.