Cutie Patootie Little Boy Blue
(our one and only grandchild). Look how big he's getting!!
Stacked Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Closeup of our Favorite Person in the Whole Entire Universe.
Here's the fixins for these deeeeelicious
This recipe is from the
Smitten Kitchen website!
Just click on the Smitten Kitchen link there and it will take you to the recipe and I think you can print the recipe off from there!
Straight outta www.smittenkitchen.com Check out her website, she's engaging and gives a lot of great information including on how to freeze the dough.
Yield: Approximately 18 to 24 cookies
1/2 cup (4 ounces or 113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons (25 grams) turbinado sugar (aka Sugar in the Raw; you can use more brown or white if you don’t have this, but the subtle crunch it adds is delightful)
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (165 grams) packed light or dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Heaped 1/4 teaspoon (or, technically, 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon) fine sea or table salt
1 3/4 cups (220 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 pound (225 grams) semi- or bittersweet chocolate, cut into roughly 1/2-inch chunks with a serrated knife
Flaky sea salt, to finish
Heat oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, beating until incorporated, and scraping down the bowl as needed. Beat in salt fine sea or table salt and baking soda until combined, then the flour on a low speed until just mixed. The dough will look crumbly at this point. With a spatula, fold/stir in the chocolate chunks.
Scoop cookies into 1 1/2 tablespoon (I used a #40 scoop) mounds, spacing them apart on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each with a few flakes of sea salt. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, until golden on the outside but still very gooey and soft inside. Out of the oven, let rest on baking sheet out of the for 5 minutes before transferring a cooling rack.
I used these
Enjoy Life Mega Chunks brand of chocolate.
So I took these chocolate chunks and cut them into pieces (although it doesn't look like it.)
Next, I put everything out on the counter, ready to go.
If you know me, you know I HATE baking...HATE IT! And I'm TERRIBLE at it!!!
I can concentrate on just getting tortured by putting it all together instead.
Throw the eggs and vanilla in!
Throw in the baking soda, salt, and flour and mix 'er all up.
Don't over mix though, just until all is combined.
Toss the chocolate chunks
The batter should look like this.
Be still my heart.
Drop the batter onto cookie sheets...
sprinkle each cookie dough mound with
sea salt BEFORE you put them in the oven.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
DO NOT SKIP THIS PART!
Bake these babies up in a 360 degree oven for
11-12 minutes. Don't let them get too brown, just slightly golden.
got to be honest,
these cookies taste even better than they look!
You'll notice there is a cookie missing on the bottom left hand side.
There is something special about this recipe.
They're soft and gooey on the inside, crispy on the outside, and that bit of sea salt added on top of each cookie dough ball....perfection!
These cookies freeze really well too!
So I made these cookies up one weekend when our favorite person in the world came to visit us.
Grandpa Tim entertaining Little Boy Blue with old childhood pictures.
Little Boy Blue is pointing to his Grandpa in Tim's high school football team picture.
And one last picture because I can't get enough of
this little bug...
Tim and I were missing Little Boy Blue and Tim texted daughter to send a picture of The Best Person In Our World.
Little Boy Blue happened to be playing outside in his front yard.
In his fireman uniform.
Okay, that's all I have for now!!!
I really have been cooking up some great dishes off recipes so I hope to post another recipe soon!!
Have a great Saturday y'all,
enjoy the beautiful weekend and we'll talk at ya soon!