Friday, August 13, 2010

Heaven, in a cookie

Last night our house was filled with the deliciously deadly aroma of chocolate.  I was making cookies for work.  Since I had found the fabric for Freddie's tie in my stash, I felt like I needed to give him something to go with it.  Instead of buying something extravagant I decided to make extravagantly delicious cookies. 
First Step:  Find Freddie's favorite treat?  Cookies...done
Second Step: What kind of Cookies?  Chocolate Chunk....ok
Third Step: Furiously search internet for blogs with Chocolate chunk cookie recipes until one that whet my fancy is found. 
Step Three resulted in a recipe for Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies from this website  They sounded both unbelievably delicious and easy.
Every now and then Hubs will announce to the people at work that he's bring in deserts.  He knows I love making deserts but I won't make them for just us.  When he found out that cookies were being made yesterday, he made the announcement.  His co-workers were pumped.
I got home, ate dinner and got to cooking.  I love love love baking, especially when I'm doing it for a big group of people.  I imagine how well received the fruits of my labor will be, and how much it will brighten their day to bite into my delish cookies.  I never eat the batter when I'm making cookies, but last night, I just had to try it.  It called for caramel to be mixed in and I needed to see how it tasted.  It was amazing.  I knew if they tasted even close to as good cooked as they did raw I would be all set.
The cookies ended up being amazing, and they were super easy to make.  Thankfully, we evacuated all but two from the apartment, and came out of the experience with only one delicious cookie eaten each.
You should try them out they are soooooo sooooo good. 
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies…The LA Cookie
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 Tablespoons pure vanilla
1/4 Cup burnt caramel sauce (you can use any caramel sauce here)
3 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
12 oz bag mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 Cups chopped good quality chocolate

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until well combined.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla following the caramel sauce until well combined.

2.  Place the flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl; mix.  Slowly add to wet ingredients then the chocolate chips.  Save chunks for later.

3.  Place 1/4 Cup of cookie dough and place into muffin top cups.  Press down then sprinkle with a pinch or two of sea salt then press chocolate chunks over top.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just golden around edges.  Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  Serve with milk!!

18 Large cookies

I said delicious a lot huh?  But seriously, don't you want one?


Julie said...

Those look amazing. You should include cookies with all sewing projects.

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