Friday, April 26, 2013

COOKIES IN (WITH) A CRUNCH


at the ranch we are 30 minutes away from the local grocery story... which means last minute cooking and baking ideas are normally not viable options. 
but having the internet to find out if you can make cookies with limited ingredients can sometime work to your benefit. this time i found a new favorite and easy recipe- so good, i made these yummy treats twice! 
for my college roomies: this cookie is the answer to crunchy on the outside and still doughy and soft on the inside dilemma - Everyone get their favorite cookie in every cookie!


Ingredients
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter 
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla (can be omitted if you dont have any!)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chopped-up dark chocolate 
(we used Hershey's Nuggets Dark Chocolate w Almonds)

Directions
First, melt the butter in a small saucepan, and BROWN the butter.  Cook it, while stirring, until the little pieces of milk fat that are floating in the mix start to turn a caramel color.  Remove it from heat and let it cool.  Once it is cool to the touch (when you can stand to touch it) add it in a bowl with the sugar.  Mix the two together.  Add the two eggs and vanilla and mix.  Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, and add to the sugar/butter/egg mixture.  After that's integrated, add the chopped up pieces of chocolate.

Grease a baking sheet and bake at 325 Fahrenheit.
Place cookies in mounds on tray and bake for 12-15 minutes!


(Recipe adapted from The Recipe Room)

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