Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It's time for Cookie Carnival again and for this month Kate, from the Clean Plate Club, has chosen The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies as this month's cookie. It comes from "In the Sweet Kitchen", by Regan Daley.
These cookies were so good. They're not that flat and the middle is chewy. They're loaded with chocolate chips and are to die for when still warm . When cold they're still delicious, perhaps dunk on a glass of milk or tea. I couldn't resist to eat just one :)
The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
3 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
16 oz. flavorful bitter or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or lightly butter them, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or a large bowl if mixing by hand, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
3. Using your hands, shape knobs of dough about the size of a large walnut and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Stagger the rows of cookies to ensure even baking. Bake 12-15 for smaller cookies, 14-17 for larger ones or until the tops are a light golden brown. If the cookies are neither firm nor dark when they are removed from the oven, they will cool chewy and soft. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. They may be stored airtight at room temperature for up to one week.

34 comments:

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Boy do these look good! I love the chocolate chunks!

Palidor said...

Why do all the things that taste good come loaded with calories and sugar??

And I have an award for you! ... which you already know about. Sorry for the belated note. :P

VeggieGirl said...

OOOOOOH yes.

Gretchen Noelle said...

These do look utterly delicious!!!

Steph said...

There's nothing better than CCCs! These seem to have a lot less butter than most recipes.. but I guess the chocolate chunks make up for that.. haha.

anudivya said...

Those cookies, a warm glass of milk and a flipper and I am all set for the weekend. Looks yum.

Cakebrain said...

hubba hubba!I love huge chocolate chunks! Your last 2 posts have me drooling all over my keyboard! yummo!

Emily said...

Well, now I HAVE to try these. :)

sweetnstacked72 said...

the cookies look so yummy. thanks for sharing, Amy

Jacque said...

Yours look wonderful with the swirls of chocolate throughout!

Brilynn said...

CCC are always good!

Glad you liked the brownie recipe, you're most welcome to post it!

Half Baked said...

Ooohh my these cookies look so delish. I think I need one right now:)

muffin girl said...

wow che buoni devono essere questi biscotti!!! veramente invitanti! ciao, buona settimana!

Sandy said...

Mmmm, I can just taste them. Great blog, too!

Adam said...

Well I'm happy to see that the CC is going to be a huge hit this month. I'm sitting this round out, but by the looks of these cookies, I should be making them :)

CookiePie said...

Yum YUM YUM!!!!!!! I'll have 3 with a glass of cold milk, please!

NIGHTFAIRY said...

Che meraviglia..li adoro!Copio subito la ricetta nel mio ricettario!Bravissima come sempre!

Micaela said...

buonissimi questo cookies!!! mi copio la ricetta al volo

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the chunks!

Andrea said...

Oh. My. God. Those look amazing. I have that book, and it's one of my favorites! Beautiful cookies!

i dolci di laura said...

cioccolatosissimi questi biscotti! troppo buoni! ciao

mikky said...

oh my... they look great!!! :)

Cakespy said...

Whoa baby. Did I ever really exist, did I ever really experience pleasure, before coming across these??

Hannah said...

Wow, those are just packed with chocolate! I can only imagine how addictive they might become...!

Joanna said...

wow those suckers are huge. i thought it was ice cream at the top of the page, but i was obviously wrong haha

Mansi said...

these cookies look super!:)

Maria said...

Look at all of that chocolate! MMMMM GOOD!!!

Sophie said...

Chocolate chip cookies never get old, I especially love them with the chocolate chunks :).

Jude said...

Oh my.. that has to be chunkiest cookie I've ever seen.

dessertobsessed said...

WOW, these look so yummy!

proofofthepudding said...

I've always wanted to make this Regan Daley recipe! Mmmm...they sound sooo good...

Maris said...

This cookie sounds like it was made for me. If I can muster it I might make them tonight...or more likely, this weekend...

CL said...

Apparently this recipe is extracted frm another website.

soulchocolate said...

oooh yes!!!! these chocolate chunks are getting to me. I totally dig this!!!!