Friday, September 19, 2008

cookie making

i had given a gift of sweet treats to some family and friends this Christmas. every quarter i make a treat they want for them. I'm a bit behind in making July's but they are getting done. I made more cookies today.this is actually my second attempt at this recipe. the first time they just weren't as good as I wanted them to be. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I think I figured it out. I doubled the recipe except forgot to double the butter. they weren't terrible but they were not fantastic either.
this is the recipe I used.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Big-Fat-Chewy-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie/Detail.aspx

from what I gather the secret to this recipe is the melting of the butter first. I did melt it but not completely. just until it was the consistency of pudding.



i beat the butter until it looked much like whipped cream.





then I added the brown sugar and white sugar. I always use half dark brown and half light brown sugar when I make cookies. I just like the way they come out better. I beat this mixture until it reminded me of mousse. I want to say espresso mousse for some reason





then the eggs. I separated two (the extra whites will be for meringues) and then added two more. look it's happy to see me! added the vanilla












It calls to sift all the dry ingredients together. so of course I got to enjoy using my vovoa's old sifter.









then add the chips. mix it by hand and measure 1/4cup for each cookie.






bake...





still in the oven so a finished picture will have to wait

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