This week’s foodie blog post is about chocolate chip cookies.  I’m not going to tell you that these cookies are the “best cookies ever”  because honestly everyone says that.  I will however tell you that I have catered and given away dozens upon dozens of these cookies, been asked repeatedly for the recipe, and polished off quite a few cookies myself.   🙂 These really are a family favorite in my house so I hope that you enjoy them!

The thing about this recipe is that it has been tweaked for years and now its finally as close to perfection as I can possibly get it.  This recipe is also healthier than your average cookie recipe due to rolled oats, dark chocolate and smaller amount of white sugar. It also is easily doubled. In fact most of the time I double the recipe when making these cookies!

I think that the the key ingredient here is the chocolate.  I use the dark chocolate Trader Joes Pound Plus Bar,  and it makes these cookies practically heavenly if you love chocolate. I have tried other kinds of chocolate, and chocolate chips and the results are good, but not the same. I know using chocolate chips is a lot easy then having to cut up a massive bar of chocolate, but the results are worth it!

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Pictured above are most of the ingredients that I used when making this. The only thing not pictured are the rolled oats.  So, I now entrust you with this recipe. Take care of it, make it often and share with others!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

author:  Sophia.

adapted from Neiman Marcus cookie recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 16 tbsp. (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extractIMG_2562 (2)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 cups dark chocolate chopped

Method:

Preheat oven to 375°. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together in a large bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Add oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in chopped chocolate.
  Chill dough over night  or for at least four hours and then scoop into 1” balls and place onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes taking care not to over bake. Remove from oven and let cool.  Serve with plenty of milk!
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ps. This dough is awesome when made in advance and frozen!Wrap the raw dough in parchment and then foil. Leave in freezer until needed and then let thaw. 🙂

 

2 Comments on My Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Terry
    March 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm (1 year ago)

    If only I could indulge in these cookies. They really were/are my favorite chocolate chip recipe. The Trader Joes dark chocolate put them over the top.

    Reply
  2. Emma
    March 20, 2016 at 5:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I can’t wait to try these! They look perfect for after-dance chocolate cravings.

    Reply

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