Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Chewy

Jill, you may hate me for this, but aren't you getting sick of the peanut butter cookies yet? Okay, these I found on the Food Network website and they are chewy tasty chocolatey goodness. The cookies are huge, they're like a meal in and of themselves, get a glass of cold milk and it's the best meal I've made in a while! Anyway, I've made these twice in the past what, ten days probably. I can't get enough of them. Here's the recipe, you're welcome. If you make them and feel guilty about eating half the batch you're welcome to drop the rest off at my house because I'm not shy about eating more!

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour (I added a bit more)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Parchment paper
Baking sheets

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


Holly Goodman said...

Sounds disgustingly delicious! I'll have to try them. ( : By the way, that picture of Quinn with the toilet seat size doughnut is hilarious! I bet it took him an hour to eat that.

Jill said...

Two sticks of butter?!?! Good Lord -- these are heart attack cookies. But they do sound pretty good. I will break down and give them a try. I am not getting sick of my peanut butter cookies, but I guess there is always room for another cookie in my belly. :)

Here's to cookies for breakfast! - Jill