Thursday, November 05, 2009

Try This! Thursday - The Ultimate Cookie

For this edition of Try This! Thursday, I'm going back to a classic. Every man, woman, and child LOVES a good ol' fashioned chocolate chip cookie with a big glass of milk. This recipe takes a classic cookie, like a chocolate chip cookie, and adds additional yummy-ness. Try This!

The Ultimate Cookie

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Prep: 30 min., Bake: 14 min. per batch

Yield: Makes about 5 dozen
Ingredients


Ingredients
-3/4 cup butter, softened
-3/4 cup granulated sugar
-3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
-2 large eggs
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels

Preparation
-Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.
-Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in morsels. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
-Bake at 350° for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Types of Cookies to Use
-Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Decrease salt to 1/2 teaspoon. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter with butter and sugars. Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons. Proceed as directed. (Dough will look a little moist.)
-Oatmeal-Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies: Reduce flour to 2 cups. Add 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats to dry ingredients and 1 cup raisins with morsels. Proceed as directed.
-Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Add 1 1/2 cups chopped, toasted pecans with morsels. Proceed as directed.
-Almond-Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies: Reduce morsels to 1 cup. Add 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds and 1 cup almond toffee bits. Proceed as directed. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Heath Bits O'Brickle Almond Toffee Bits.
-Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies: Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package dark chocolate morsels for semisweet chocolate morsels. Proceed as directed. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Special Dark Chips.
-Chunky Cherry-Double Chip Cookies: Microwave 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 cup dried cherries in a glass bowl at HIGH 30 seconds, stirring once. Let stand 10 minutes. Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chunks for morsels. Add 1 cup white chocolate morsels, 1/3 cup slivered toasted almonds, and cherries with chocolate chunks. Proceed as directed.
-Coconut-Macadamia Chunk Cookies: Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chunks for morsels. Add 1 cup white chocolate morsels, 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts with chocolate chunks. Proceed as directed.

Recipe and picture found here


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3 comments:

Jenny said...

Yum! I'll take some cookies right now!

Samantha said...

"Cookie" was one of Bree's first words...lol, that's why this caught my attention :) What kid doesn't like cookies?!

Ida Red (aka Richele) said...

WOW...that is AWESOME!! I cannot wait to try those out!