Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Cookie Carnival: The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I know this recipe is from the November posting. But....I never got around to making them. My loss! These cookies are YUMMY and CHOCOLATELY! Awesome with a glass of cold milk! I made these to take with me tomorrow. My son is walking the second part of the Barefoot Mailman with the boy scouts. I am one of the rides back home so I thought I would bake some cookies for a treat at the end of their walk. Especially for the boys who walked over 20 miles the first day and slept out. The boys are hiking with their back packs loaded with sleeping gear, clothes, food and drinks.

I used chocolate chunks and some regular semi-sweet chocolate chips.


1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups, plus 2 T all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
16 oz flavorful bitter or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or lightly butter them, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or stand mixture fitted with paddle attachement, or a large bowl if mixing by had, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each additon. Beat in the vanilla.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

Using your hadns, shape knobs of dough about the size of a large walnut and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Stagger the rows of cookies to ensure even baking. Bake 12-15 minutes for smaller cookies, 14-17 for larger ones or untile the tops are a light golden brown. If the cookies are neither firm nor dark when they are removed from the oven, they will cool chewy and soft. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

If somehow they don't get inhaled immediately, they may be stored airtight at room temperature for up to one week.


Netts Nook said...

They look great thanks for sharing.

Tami said...

They look great and crammed with lots of chocolate...just the way I love them!!