Here’s a tried and true classic recipe that I thought all our bakers out there should have in their files.
White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies!!
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a small bowl and set aside.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer or by hand in a large bowl until creamy.
3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each.
4. Gradually mix in flour mixture.
5. Stir in white chocolate chips.
6. Let cookie dough rest and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This step is very important and one that many people skip in a rush to get the cookies in the oven. You want to allow the butter to firm up again in the dough mixture before putting the cookies in a hot oven leaving you with a soupy, flat cookie that spreads out too far. I actually make my dough the night before and let it sit covered overnight in the fridge!
7. When the dough is ready, drop well rounded spoonfuls on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 9 to 12 minutes (depending on the size you make) or until the centers are set.
8. Cool on the tray for about 2 minutes before transferring them onto a wire cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.
(This makes about 5 dozen cookies depending on the size you choose to make.)
This Chocolate Cookie base is a great starter for experimentation. Try adding nuts, M&M’s, toffee bits… the possibilities are endless!!
Thanks for reading… now get baking!!