Not much of a cake fan, Alan decided he wanted cookies for his birthday this year. Birthday cookies are becoming a trend around here and here! Today we made Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, a modified version of a recipe we found on an Alton Brown DVD awhile ago. They are delicious!!!
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg yolks
2 Tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used KAF’s Burgundy Semisweet Chocolate Chunks with a few Nestle chips thrown in because I didn’t have enough chunks.)
3/4 cups chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda.
Pour melted butter into mixer. Cream butter and sugars on medium. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix until combined. Slowly add flour mixture until combined. Add chips and nuts.
Scoop onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies from pan immediately. (slide parchment paper right off the pan onto cooling racks and allow cookies to firm up a bit before moving them from the parchment paper)
Yield: 3 dozen
I actually doubled this recipe and froze two dozen for quick and easy baking later. That’s just what we need around here, fresh baked cookies in under 15 minutes! :)