Monday, April 8, 2013

Chewy Coffee House Style Cookies!

This recipe bakes around 1 1/2 dozen cookies, that's if you have the strength to resist the temptation of the cookie batter. As a family of 6 with sixty fast fingers, I can scrap out about a dozen or so! 

2         Cups and 2 teaspoons unsifted all purpose flour
1/2      teaspoon salt
1/2      teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2   Sticks butter (12 Tablespoons) melted and cooled till warm
1         Cup brown sugar, I use light
1/2      Cup granulated sugar
1          Large egg, plus the yolk of another egg
2          teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2          Cups goodies of your choice!

Step One: Preheat the oven to 325* degrees

Step Two: Microwave butter until melted

Step Three: Place the first three ingredients into a bowl. Mix together and set aside

Step Four: Place in butter and both sugars into mixing bowl and blend until mixed together

Step Five: Add the large egg and yolk into mixture and give a quick mix

Step Six: Add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla to mixture and blend until mixed together

Your mixture should look a tad fluffy.

Step Seven: Start slowly adding the dry ingredients to the mixture. Add a little at a time allowing the dry and mixture to blend before adding more of the dry ingredients.

Step Eight: Remove mixing bowl from the mixter. Now you have your cookie base. Have fun adding 2 cups of goodies to the cookie base. Mix good and well. Get underneath and dig into the mixture blending the items well into the cookie base. In the picture I used the following: 1 cup of Peanut butter and milk chocolate chips, 1/2 a cup of Health English Toffee Bits, and chocolate chunks.

Step Nine: Scoop out the mixture and place onto a cookie sheet. I used the Pampered Chef medium size scooper. Once scooped, I rolled the rounded part of the scooper on the top of each cookie. This will help make the cookie even during the cooking process.  Bake for about 8-9 minutes. The cookie should stay a light color. The center should be soft and puffy. I tend to check on them around the 6 minute mark. Each oven bakes differently. Once I start to see even the slightest bit of brown edge, I take them out. Enjoy!
I have used the following combos:

Sweet and Salty
1/2 Cup of chopped slated-pretzels
1/2 Cup of  Nuts
A hand full of Caramel Bits
1    Cup of chocolate chips

1/2 Cup Chopped Sinckers Candy Bar
1    Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup chocolate chunks

1    Cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 Cup of Chunks
1/2 Cup of Walnuts

11/2Cups of white chocolate chips
1/2 Cup chopped macadamia nuts

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