Sunday, October 25, 2009

Karlie's Cookie Request

Karlie communicated her desire for cookies after dinner, and with a game of "Ticket to Ride" waiting, how could I resist?

Normally these are chocolate chip cookies, but Karlie used up all of the good dark chocolate, so they were born as peanut butter chip cookies instead.

These cookies are perfect for those who love soft chewy cookies but hate cookies that are as flat as a pancake. These cookies have a little bit of fluff to them, without any cakiness.

Chocolate Chip (or Peanut Butter Chip) Cookies

4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt (no salt if you are using salted butter)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon mayo (**secret ingredient**)
2 cups chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.

Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.


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