May 31, 2011

Look to the Cookie

 Cookies are my favourite thing to bake.  They're easy and offer instant gratification.  The cookie dough, which I might argue is the best part of any cookie, is ready in no time and warm, gooey cookies from the oven can be had in less than 25 minutes.  What's not to like?  How could anyone not love a homemade cookie?  Or someone who makes them homemade cookies?  And why don't people settle their differences over cookies and milk?

I'm not the only one who thinks cookies are the solution to all problems.  Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode with the black and white cookies?  Jerry really sums it up best when he says:

"The thing about eating the Black and White cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate And yet somehow racial harmony eludes us. If people would only look to the cookie all our problems would be solved"

Valuable life advice- Look to the cookie!



Chocolate Chip Cookies a la Anna Olson, (via Foodnetwork.ca)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
  3. Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.
 ***These are my go to chocolate chip cookies and they're infinitely adaptable.  To make half chocolate/half vanilla cookies, simply swap out 1/4 cup of flour for 1/4 cup of cocoa in half the dough and bake as usual.  Assemble the cookies by pinching a ball of chocolate dough and a ball of vanilla dough and squishing them together.

8 comments:

foodgasmtv said...

UH MAY ZING! Cannot WAIT to bake these.

Kel said...

Simply brilliant! These are in the oven now!

Thank you for sharing!

Brilynn said...

Kel- Hope they turned out well!

Kydoime said...

These look far prettier than the regular black and white cookies, will make them the first thing in the morning..haha not now because I know they won't let me sleep(I can't eat them right now, I should not :D )

YoungD said...

You just made my day!

Kristin @ The Pastry Affair said...

This is the coolest cookie idea ever. I've never seen this done before! Love the twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!

sam said...

Amazing!! delicious !!

THanks

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Patricia Scarpin said...

These are fantastic, Bri! My sister is gonna love these (she's becoming quite a baker - I'm so proud!)