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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hunka Chunka Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by Leigh Beisch

Another big hit from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids . I have a feeling this book is going to get a lot of use. The names of all the recipes are so cute and the book itself is lovely.

Being a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many chocolate chip cookie recipes, I added this to my list. What drew me to this recipe (besides the name and the irresistible picture) was the amount of chocolate called for. I like a good proportion of chocolate in my chocolate chip cookies and this recipe definitely delivered. These would be perfect for a bake sale individually wrapped or stacked in cellophane bags.

A quote directly from the author  sums it up perfectly. "These big, fat, saucer-size cookies are crisp around the edges but lusciously soft and chewy in the center. Chockfull of chips and picture perfect, they have been sampled many times to great acclaim-touted as much for their simplicity as their flavor. Starting the batter with melted butter keeps these cookies chewy and dense, and chilling the dough for a little while before baking yields cookies that one young tester told me "look like they came from the bakery." Compliments, indeed. "

Hunka Chunka Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids

Makes 18 big cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, and egg yolk. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and stir the ingredients together to form a soft dough. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a 2-ounce self-releasing ice-cream scoop or a 1/4-cup measuring cup, form large balls of cookie dough. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, 9 to a sheet to allow room for spreading, and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Bake the cookies until they are golden brown and crisp around the edges but still slightly soft in the center, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before eating.

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Tracy said...

I just found your website and am really enjoying reading through your posts. These cookies look so tasty! I definitely want to make them.

My Sister's Kitchen said...

Glad you found our site and would love to hear how you like the cookies.

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