Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Soft, Chewy...

...Chocolate Chip Cookie

There are very few things I miss when I chose to become gluten free. Donuts being one and
Chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk is another. I mean 

I stumbled across these cookies on IG May 4th, Star Wars Day. One thing led to another and I ended up on
for the recipe. I've since made them twice. Ku'uipo was kind enough to let me repost the recipe because I think they are THAT good. You NEED these in your life, and so do the people you love. In fact, I think there could be world peace if everyone had this cookie to love and adore...just sayin!

Now, I'm known to bastardizing most recipes I use. I've been cooking long enough to know if ingredients go well together, and how my brood likes their food~(cheeky smile) When it comes to baking though, except for a few exceptions, I pretty much stick to the recipe. I guess maybe because baking is more like a science, I kinda suck at science and sometimes most times the results can be disastrous. I followed Ku'uipo's recipe to the letter the first time I baked these. Austin and his girlfriend, Amanda, loved them but they both voiced they'd liked more salt...hmmph kids. We went back and forth on the best way to do this & keep the integrity of the cookie. I won-since I was doing the baking and besides, I already knew what I wanted. It gave me the perfect excuse to go buy finishing salt. 
I splurged on Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.
  I was even able to pick them up at my local grocery store. The flakes add that extra visual, textural and flavor that I envisioned. The kids thought so too. 
I've even seen the Mr. grab a cookie and he's not big on sweets.

I do not have Celiac but eating wheat products of any kind makes me miserable so I just stopped eating it. The only gluten I do eat is a small portion of challah on Shabbat, I'll cut and eat 1/4 of a donut if someone is kind enough to bring them to work, and 1/2 of one of these cookies. Man was it good-and I needed some major self control to not eat the whole thing. Watching friends and loved ones enjoy these makes up for not being able fully enjoy these with a tall glass of ice cold milk.

Seriously, this is everything you need in a cookie. Trust me! I kept the recipe as originally posted. I just sprinkled the sea salt flakes immediately after taking the cookies out of the oven.
And thank you Ku'uipo  for letting me share your recipe. She's got lots of other delicious meals and treats if you want to go and check it out.
Share the wealth I always say~
Happy (cookie baking) snapping!

Soft, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
These soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies with a subtle caramel flavor make you want more. Warm from the oven they will melt in your mouth. 
 large cookies
  1. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, place the melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Whisk until well combined. Whisk in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Do not overmix. 
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Chill the dough for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line pans with parchment paper.
  6. If the cookie dough is hard to handle, leave it on the counter for a few minutes.
  7. Drop rounded balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet, the size of 3 tablespoons each. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies just begin to brown at the edges and center is still soft. Cookies will appear undone but will continue to bake on the warm baking sheet. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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