Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need"

That's what the cover of my new May 2008, Every Day with Rachael Ray, magazine touted.
So, I figured I'd better give it a shot.
This caught my eye especially since my friend Kelly has been on a mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Well, Kelly, how bout "the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever need"?
You see, Kelly is the whole reason that I started blogging in the first place, so I guess I owe her. She started the whole thing.
So I'm eating these cookies as I write this, and I must say, they are pretty darn good!
Rocky Road Cookie Sandwiches
by Silvana Nardone

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature (I only had salted butter and it turned out fine)
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg (I popped it in the microwave for 10 seconds)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2tbsp flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped almonds (I didn't have the almonds and they turned out fine)
10 tablespoons marshmallow cream

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees line large cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. (I didn't have any of this and they turned out fine...I'm noticing a trend here)
Using a mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the egg. Mix in the salt, baking powder and baking soda at low speed, then mix in the vanilla and flour. Stir in the chocolate chips and almonds.

2. Drop 10 rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake the cookies until golden at the edges and slightly soft in the center, about 12 minutes (I had to do it for longer, about 14-15 min, but I would use 12 min as a guide). Transfer the cookie sheets to racks to cool completely.

3. Sandwich the cookies with 2 tbsp marshmallow each.

4. enjoy these yummy creations!!!

P.S. These cookies turn out huge. Next time I make this, I'll make the cookies smaller so I'm not eating 2 giant cookies together at the same time! :)
Also, this recipe doesn't make a giant batch, which is great for me. If you're looking to feed an army, you'll probably want to double the batch!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks! :)