Thursday, June 25, 2009

an Anna Olsen recipe... Chloe - don't hate me!

A few months ago I was watching the food network and fell upon Anna Olsen's show Sugar and she was baking cookies. Not just any cookies - double chocolate chip cookies. Even through the television the batter looked utterly decadent... and from then on I thought to myself "I've got to make this recipe!"

It's really simple too- combine sugar, butter chocolate and flour (well a couple of other things too). The biggest pain is that you have to chill the cookie dough in your freezer for at least 4 hours prior to baking. The good news is once you make a batch of these, make some more and just keep it in the freezer... nothing wrong with frozen cookie dough ;0)

note: I bought a scale... so I actually use it and that's why sometimes I use measurements that are in grams and ounces... sorry!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c. butter
8 oz white chocolate
4 eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp b. powder
1/4 tsp vanilla sugar
6 oz dark chocolate chips

Over a pot filled with a couple of inches of simmering water, place a metal bowl and add the butter. Melt it halfway, and add the white chocolate. Whisk the two of them together to melt - don't worry if they separate (mine did). Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Beat for about 5 minutes - you wants a thick batter. The brown sugar will continue to lighten as you beat it - you want it to become a pale caramel colour.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, b. powder and salt together.

Return to your large bowl, add your white chocolate and butter to it. Beat well to combine. Add the flour mix to it and continue beating everything together. Once everything is combined, stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.

Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and allow to chill for at least 4 hours in the freezer.

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Using your mini ice cream scooper -spoon out the cookie dough and roll gently to shape into a ball. Place on your parchment line cookie tray. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes.

So I made the cookies... but follow the blog and see where these cookies will end up... ;0) there's always gotta be a twist!

FYI - this batch made me almost 4 dozen cookies... plenty for all those cookie monsters!

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