So yesterday my local twins club, of which I am a member, had a clothing sale. It is a bi-annual event where we sell our gently used clothing and kid equipment amongst ourselves, and then we open up the sale to the community. It is a big deal for us. We raise a lot of money for our club and also for our own pocket books.
As part of the clothing sale, we have a bake sale. This was the second time that I was in charge of the bake sale. I think it is a perfect match because I love baking and I love being in charge of organizing something. My contribution to the bake sale, aside from running it, was making My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, a recipe from Dorie Greenspan in her book Baking From My Home to Yours, on page 68. I cannot say enough about this cookbook. I don’t publish her recipes on my blog because I think everyone should have this book in his/her kitchen. And if you don’t you should, now. Really.
Anyway, I differed from the recipe in that I used semi-sweet bar chocolate that I chopped up in different size pieces. And while I used already chopped walnuts from the supermarket, I chopped those pieces up even more. Finally, I always use a small ice cream scoop to portion out the cookie dough. It allows for equal-sized cookies and it looks more professional than using a spoon.
These cookies were very easy to make. The texture was crispy and crunchy, but not thin, like I was a afraid they would be. And they had a nice marble streakiness because of the different size pieces of chocolate mixed in the dough. The cookies were wonderful right out of the oven and later that day. The next day I thought they were still good, but I missed the little bit of melting chocolate the cookie had the day before when having recently come out of the oven.
This is now my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Well, until I have to try a different recipe as part of the Tuesdays with Dorie Baking with Julia challenge. I don’t know when exactly that will be, but it will be interesting to see the differences between the two recipes. I will be sure to blog about them.