Friday, February 5, 2010
Valentine's Day treats
Add Valentine M&M's to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Or use your old Christmas candy canes by putting them on parchment paper in the shape of a heart, put them in a 350 degree oven until the start to just melt, pull them out and wrap the bottom around a lolli-pop stick.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
See this recipe on air Thursday Oct. 05 at 7:00 PM ET/PT.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
User Rating: 5 Stars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ounces milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Combine the egg, milk, and vanilla and bring to room temperature in another bowl.
Cream the butter in the mixer's work bowl, starting on low speed to soften the butter. Add the sugars. Increase the speed, and cream the mixture until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed and add the egg mixture slowly. Increase the speed and mix until well combined.
Slowly add the flour mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for more even browning.
Remove the cookies from the pans immediately. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
Posted by Kerstin at 7:59 AM