Chocolate chip cookies to dunk!
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Well specially now! since it’s almost that day of the year where’s normal and legal to give, receive and eat tons of chocolate gifts and kisses. So, let us dunk the chocolate chip cooking in melted chocolate and then decorate with some flavorful sprinkles. I know, I know if chocolate is the answer; who cares what the question is.
Chocolate chip cookies are commonly made with white sugar; brown sugar; flour; a small portion of salt; eggs; a leavening agent such as baking powder; a fat, typically butter or shortening; vanilla extract; and semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Some recipes also include milk or nuts (such as chopped walnuts) in the dough.
Depending on the ratio of ingredients and mixing and cooking times, some recipes are optimized to produce a softer, chewy style cookie while others will produce a crunchy style.
The texture of a chocolate chip cookie is largely dependent on its fat composition and the type of fat used. I prefer to use real butter instead of margarine or shortening.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough ¼ cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Note: for the sprinkles I found some peppermint sugar to use, and we all love those with the chocolate.
“Life’s Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”
How are you celebrating St. Valentine’s day?