Friday, June 22, 2007

Baking: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

The recipe comes from a new cookbook- The Silver Palate cook Book 25th anniversary edition.
Everyone enjoyed these giant cookies! (as the picture of the boys shows)

GIANT Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter room temperature
plus extra for greasing the cookie sheet
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 325 degrees for giant cookies.
Grease a cookie sheet.

2. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well.

3. Sift the dry ingredients together and stir in, mixing thoroghly. Add the chocolate chips to the batter, and form the cookies by portioning the dough with a medium size icecream scoop. Drop the ball onto a greased cookie sheet, wet your hand with water, and SPLAT the dough ball out into a 5-inch round. Repeat with the remaining dough.
4. Bake on the prepared cookie sheet, on the center rack of the oven, for 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oven while the centers are slightly soft. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack to cool completely. The resulting cookie is spectacular-- a real handful!

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