Monday, March 31, 2008

Cookies


Hi! Cookies are great for every occassion a birthday a sleepover or just to eat them during lunch time at school! There are some brands that sold this packs with pre-made cookie dougth so you only put water on it, or just cut it and bake them, well half the fun of cookies is making them. I'm not saying this pre-made cookies dougths are bad (O God not the cookies you made with them are great!) But once in a while is fun to make hem yourself! So here is a recipe I found on internet, I personally have made them several times and them are great!
Recipe:
Makes twenty-six 5-inch cookies or 8 1/2 dozen 1 1/4-inch cookies




You need:

- 1 pound unsalted butter
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

- 2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
- 4 large eggs

- 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
- 3 cups bread flour

- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 pounds Jacques Torres House (60 percent cocoa) Chocolate or other best-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

How To:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined.
3. Using a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies or a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies. Cool slightly on baking sheet.