Luke has a guys weekend coming up so I have used it as an excuse to bake. Thankfully Luke’s friends have quite a sweet tooth. So today was a small batch cookie baking extravaganza in my kitchen, Triple Chocolate Cookies, Peanut Butter Pecan Cookies (with added goodies: peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts.), and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Tomorrow will be bread and granola bars, but today it was all about the cookies.
Meet the newest small batch recipe in town:
I found the recipe for Chocolate Toffee Cookies in a great cook book called Small-Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos and then made a few ingredient changes to suite my needs and that is how the Small Batch Triple Chocolate Cookie was born.
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine chocolate and butter in a small microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute, then stir till chocolate is smooth. Set mixture aside to cool to lukewarm.
In a small bowl mix the flour baking powder and salt.
in medium bowl beat the sugar and butter on high speed using a hand held mixer until mixture is thick and pale. Add the chocolate mixture and vanilla extract and beat until well blended. Using low speed beat in the flour mixture just until mixed. Using spoon stir in white chocolate and semi-chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 20-30 minutes or until firm.
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Once dough is firm scoop by the tablespoonful onto the parchment baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until the tops look dry and cracked but the cookies are soft to the touch, about 21-23 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from oven and slide parchment onto wire rack to allow cookies to cool. Let cookies cool completely before using a metal spatula to lift them off the paper.
As always let me know what you think!
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