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Melt the Butter First, For the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Visiting our D.I.Y. friend Dave inspired me to bake more. So I made my sister-in-law’s delicious chocolate chip cookies tonight. Her secret is to melt the butter before adding it to the dough. It makes quite a smooth confection. She also recommends using nuts if you aren’t allergic. I added Oregon hazlenuts.

Here’s the recipe (Thanks Julia!):

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and grease or put parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour

2 cups chocolate chips

Nuts, optional

Melt butter and beat with sugar and eggs.

Add vanilla and salt.

Stir in baking soda, flour, then chips and nuts.

Scoop 1/4 cup of dough onto sheet for each cookie.

Bake at 325 for 15-17 minutes. Yum!

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January 11, 2009 at 2:12 am

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  1. la!

    finally i have signed-up to comment on your blog! i have been enjoying reading your entries so much– i usually sneak a peak at your blog during work when no one’s watching(!)- but these last few entries have absolutely inspired me to respond– they’ve made me terribly nostalgic! i miss san fransisco dearly, and i ache for the type of close-to-the-earth cooking and living experiences that you guys have had so far out in oregon. it’s snowy here today in park slope, and looks like the perfect environment for making chocolate chip cookies. i’m glad you love the recipe- i’ve tried so many but this one produces them just the way i like 🙂 i hope you enjoy them in happiness and peace-


    there in spirit

    January 11, 2009 at 8:21 am

  2. Yes, these gian cookies are the best. We had them as part of our New Year’s eve dessert, along with butter pecan and chocolate ice cream (low fat, of course) and all the fixin’s to make your own sundae. Good way to start 2009!


    January 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

  3. Average calories per post= 1,000!


    January 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

  4. Hey my recipes are usually less decadent!

    Julia, I’m so glad my entries inspired you. We loved returning to Emmy’s and Papalote and thought of you.

    Where is the chocolate chip cookie recipe from again?

    Can’t wait to share these experiences with you when you visit Oregon:)

    You should start a food blog too!


    January 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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