Friday, June 12, 2009

All Chocolate Chip Cookies are not the same! Recipe...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredient list:
3 cups roasted pecans* --[about 10 oz. roasted and tossed with 2 T and 1/4 tsp salt butter see directions below]
1 C butter, two sticks
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 C all purpose flour, measured by dip-level-pour method
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 C sugar
1 t molasses
1T pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 C semi sweet chocolate chips or broked bittersweet chocolate

*Roast pecans by putting on a jellyroll pan. Put in a 350 degree oven till browned, abotu 10 minutes. Remove and toss with the butter and the salt. Cool.

When cool, put 1/2 of them [1.5 Cups, about 5 oz] in a food processor and process till they are like pecan meal but not pecan butter. There may be some pieces that are larger than meal, and that is fine. Coarsley chop the remaining nuts and set aside.

Combine with a wire wisk and then set aside:

pecan meal
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 C all purpose flour, measured by dip-level-pour method
1 tsp baking soda

In a mixing bowl, combine till light and fluffy:

1 C butter
1.5 C sugar

Beat in:

1 t molasses
1T pure vanilla extract

Then, on lowest speed, beat in:

2 eggs

Then stir in lightly, just till flour is combined:

Pecan-flour mixture that you set aside.

Stir in 2 C chocolate chips and the chopped pecans. Do not beat, just stir in till mixed.

Make balls of dough about 2 T in size. Place on greased baking sheets, or baking sheets covered with parchement paper or non-stick aluminum foil. Bake at 375 degrees for about 9-11 minutes, just till edges show brown. Slip cookies off sheet onto rack and let cool. I just slip the whole piece of parchment paper on to the cooling rack.

NOTE: I freeze any dough balls I don't need immediately by shaping the dough and placing the balls close together on a baking sheet. I put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then take them off and put in a zip loc bag. . That way, when I want fresh cookies, I just bake up a few of them. It takes a few extra minute of baking time when they are frozen.

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