Studded with nuggets of goodness aka semi-sweet chocolate chips
And the barest whisper of bitter
They don’t disappoint you
In how thick they are…
That teeth can sink in
They stay well mounded on the tray
And bake away into orbs of goodness
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
A gorgeous, gorgeous chocolate chip cookie with the perfect ratio of chip to dough.
My cookie dough varies from the original in a number of ways - I brown butter till it's nutty and full of caramel notes and add a teaspoon full of coffee powder (instant or finely ground). And then we're set.
Grease your baking trays lightly with melted butter or line with parchment paper
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the coffee then 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 (for giant cookies) or a tablespoon at a time (for smaller cookies) onto the prepared cookie sheets keeping the cookie balls about 3 inches apart - they will spread during baking
Bake larger cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for smaller ones (check your cookies before they’re done; depending on your scoop size, your baking time will vary) 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
My son loves to dunk them in cold milk. I love them with coffee and my daughters love them any which way.
Sometimes, I keep them in the deep freezer and eat from frozen. A whole world of deliciousness, trapped in a cookie. Enjoy
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‘Traveller, by plate’, using foodways – the social, cultural and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food to explore Nigerian cuisine & the world for ‘food is more than eating’.