It’s been weeks since I have been able to post! This year more I have been covered up with orders for my boards, ice cream scoops, birdhouses and honey sticks. Most all of the orders have been shipped with a few that were ordered late that will ship this week. If you ordered from me I want to thank you very much and hope you loved everything. If you are giving as gifts, I hope everyone enjoys them. I sure would love to see pictures from your kitchen!
My wife and I spent the afternoon yesterday making Chocolate Chip Cookies, 6 dozen! :) In just a while we are planning to make 4 dozen our Heath Candy bar cookies.
This chocolate chip recipe was given to me many years ago from a friend. It is not the traditional Hershey chocolate chip recipe, these cookies are a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Everyone has their preference but I really like a chewy cookies with medium thickness and a ratio of 50/50 chocolate to dough.
1 pound unsalted butter (room temperature)
1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
2-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
4 eggs (room temperature)
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 pounds of chocolate, chips, chunks mixed plus a little chopped
I use King Arthur pastry and bread flour. f you have not been to their web site and you like to bake, you need to visit their site! :)
To get started, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line all of your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift all of your dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
In a large mixing bowl of your electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
Reduce speed to low and add your dry ingredients and vanilla. Stop mixer, remove and clean off paddle. Now addd your chocolate and mix using spatula or by hand.
I like to use a scoop to keep all the cookies about the same size. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft about 12-14 minutes depending on your pan and oven.
Walnut cutting board, click picture to see more!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!