What is your go-to cookie? I've been into baking mode and have been sending cookies with my husband to work recently. I love making oatmeal-raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookies, but that's about it recently. What cookies fill your cookie jar?
These are melt-in -your-mouth delicious! Only 1/4 cup flour in the whole recipe, so they barely qualify as cookies!!
12 oz. package chocolate chips
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 T. butter
1/4 C. flour
1/4 t. baking powder
2/3 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 C. chopped walnuts
In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 cup of the chips, unsweetened chocolate and butter until melted, stirring constantly. Transfer to a large mixer bowl and cool slightly.
Add vanilla and beat well. Add flour, baking powder and a dash or salt, remaining chips and nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350°F. oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until edges are firm and surface is cracked and dull.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then remove and cool completely.
Two of my favorite cookies lately are both from America's Test Kitchen (and I think are still free on their site): Brown sugar cookies and oatmeal-cherry-chocolate-pecan cookies. The brown sugar ones start with brown butter and come out chewy and delicious. Both are good office-cookie options (not to fussy or girly).
More fussy (at least in my mind) are the so-called World Peace cookies - seemingly legendary salted chocolate cookies, easily found on Google.
This weekend I'm hoping to make Oreos (from Nancy Siilverton's sandwich book). They're definitely fussy, with special-ordered black cocoa and cocoa nibs, and a cooked filling, but I'm looking forward to them. I buy from La Brea Bakery when I'm in LA, but they were out on my last trip.
I rarely bake cookies, but these days, if called on, I'll be making either the world peace cookies or something I call "Before He Cheats" cookies - I formulated the recipe for someone who once mentioned that song as a fav and it's essentially a Mexican hot chocolate cookie.