Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chocolate Chip cookies.

The weather here in Santa Cruz can not make up its mind, it is cool one day hot the next. Today is was very warm. We are building a chicken coop so we can raise out own chickens. Eggs cost so much anymore and they always seem to be old. I went to the chicken farm and bought some of the best brown organic eggs I have ever tasted. Did I mention I hate eggs. I use them for baking and every once in awhile I will eat one but they always have a gross egg taste to it. These eggs I got are great! I was shocked they were so good.

Well I made some chocolate chip cookies last night. See I am trying to lose weight before my daughters wedding at least the 30 I decided to put on in the past six month. Why is it so easy to gain and so hard to lose. Well back to my cookies, I am not too found over chocolate, milk chocolate I like a little, I hate dark chocolate by the way I also hate coffee and milk. I know I am odd. Well so back to my cookies....I wanted to bake but not eat anything I made so I made the kids chocolate chip cookies last night. I wanted to try a new recipe and these seemed to be a huge hit.

Warning they make huge cookies.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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