Chocolate Chunks (perfect for the perfect chocolate chip cookie) (recipe included for my favorite chocolate chip cookies)
I love these when making chocolate chip cookies, there’s nothing earth shattering about them in that they are something different than you’ve seen before but I LOVE them for Cookies, they just give the cookies more of that bakery feel and the chunks are big so it leaves a nice amount of chocolate in your cookie which I love. Trader Joe’s sells a similar product that is their brand and I have used it and really like it as well. Try these in your next batch of chocolate chip cookies and believe me you’ll never go back to just regular chocolate chips. I like to do half chocolate chips in my cookies and half of these chocolate chunks. Here is a link for 6 bags on Amazon but this is a high price, I would get them at Wal-mart or Trader Joe’s they are the cheapest there, right around $2.50 a bag.
While we are talking about chocolate chunks and chocolate chip or chunk cookies I thought I’d share my favorite recipe.
- 1 cup of butter, cool room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 1/2 cups flour (use my organic flour I told you about from Costco you'll totally notice a difference in taste and quality)
- 1 cup of chocolate chunks (nestle's or trader Joe's)
- 1 cup of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and both sugars together until well mixed. Add eggs and mix until just blended (I don't like mixing the batter more than needed after I add the eggs because I think it makes the cookies not as soft but this is just my theory after making thousands of batches of chocolate chip cookies). Add salt, vanilla, baking soda and mix. Add flour and chocolate chunks/chips together and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
- 2. Drop the cookie batter by rounded tablespoon onto parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden around edges but still soft in the center.
recipe source www.melskitchencafe.com (I adapted the recipe a little to my liking).