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Friday, October 1, 2010

Cookies On Demand


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There are two reasons I'm calling these chocolate chip cookies "Cookies on Demand".  
1- The recipe doesn't require softened butter.  So no waiting for butter to come to room temperature, you can use it straight out of the fridge.
2- I prepared the recipe, rolled the dough into balls and baked a few to have that night.  Then I froze the rest of the dough balls on a cookie sheet until they were hard, and placed them in airtight container where they stayed until I had a cookie craving.  Want a cookie?  Just grab two (because no one can eat just one fresh baked cookie) out of your freezer, pop it on a cookie sheet and bake it up.

These cookies have a nice sturdy, crispy exterior and a perfect chewy interior.  They don't flatten out all the way while baking and have a little bit of thickness to them.  Pretty close to perfect if you ask me.

Cookies on Demand, adapted from The Ultimate Stand Mixer Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe
makes about 25-30 cookies
11.25 ounces all purpose flour (about 2.5 cups)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
3/8 tsp fine sea salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, cold
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 3/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 C white chocolate chips
1 C hershey's dark chocolate chips

Preheat to 400 F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cold butter.  Add both sugars and continue to beat for 4-5 minutes on medium.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs with vanilla.  Very slowly (over about 4-5 minutes) add this to the butter mixture.  
Stir in the dry ingredients by hand.  Lastly add in the chocolate chips.
Shape the dough by the mounded tablespoon.  
--If you are making them right away, place dough balls on a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet and bake for about 6-9 minutes, or until edges are golden brown but still pale in the center.  Allow to sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on the cooling rack.  
--If you are making them to freeze them and have On Demand, lay out the dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer until completely firm.  When hard, place in an airtight container until ready to bake.  If baked from frozen, bake at 400 F, but for 8-10 minutes.

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10 comments:

Ingrid said...

I'm not a fan of cookie baking but I'm diggin these. Seems easy enough.
~ingrid

Btw, how's the wedding plannin' coming along? Hopefully well!

smalltownoven said...

I love that this recipe uses cold butter! I always have to plan ahead my baking to soften the butter and sometimes I end up with a craving but without a cookie. I'm definitely keeping this recipe on hold for the next time I have a craving. Thanks!

smalltownoven said...

I love that this recipe uses cold butter! I always have to plan ahead my baking to soften the butter and sometimes I end up with a craving but without a cookie. I'm definitely keeping this recipe on hold for the next time I have a craving. Thanks!

sendfood said...

These sound like they have my ideal texture; I can't stand a completely crispy cookie but I love when there's a little crunch around the edges. They look so good!

Flourchild said...

Any cookie is my friend!

oneordinaryday said...

This is exactly what I need - cookies on demand! Love that idea!

Eliana said...

They look marvelous!!! And love the name you gave them. Cookies on demand are a must :)

Future Grown-Up said...

That is a gorgeous photo of the cookies and ice cream...looks like something out of a food magazine. Cookies look yummy...they should also be one of the basic food groups IMO.

Lucie said...

Mmm! Nothing is better than knowing you're a couple feet away from frozen cookies, ready to be baked... now the trick is learning how to bake just two at a time :)

Cookie Madness said...

I decided a few weeks ago that this is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe of all time. You have to follow the steps exactly as written and chill the dough, but it's worth it! I might make a batch today.

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