Tuesday, October 23, 2007

dana's famous chocolate chunk cookies that will rock you

i invented this recipe to satisfy my need for soft, chewy, not too morsely but chocolatey cookie. i also was living alone at the time and needed a recipe that yielded less cookies because i was having a problem with overeating (i would eat the whole batch if they were in front of me).

i can't begin to count how many times i have made these cookies. they are my absolute favorite. and so easy and quick. and riley loves them (see pic). i use this recipe as a base for almost every cookie i make. oatmeal raisin, chocolate chocolate chunk, oatmeal chocolate chunk, pumpkin, pumpkin chocolate chunk...you get the idea....

1 stick butter, softened
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt

1/2 c good chopped and/or shaved dark chocolate


1/4 to 1/2 c of:
cocoa powder

cream butter and sugar until fluffy. add egg and vanilla. beat until just combined and slightly light in color. do not over beat egg. add flour and baking soda and mix until combined. stir in chocolate chunks/shavings. bake at 350 for 7 mins.

note: if adding pumpkin, add it before the egg. you will also need to add a little more flour (about 1/4 c).
also, if making oatmeal raisin, add a little less flour (1 c rather that 1 1/4 c) and 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg.

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