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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Information
The best recipe is Nancy Silverton and Mark Peel's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies,

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Serves/Makes:2-3 Dozen

  • 8 oz (224 grm). chocolate, coarsely chopped (Valrhona is best)
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) baking powder
  • 1 cup (225 ml) plus 2 tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (225 ml) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped walnuts
  • Chill chocolate in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours.
  • Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl and mix well.
  • Using paddle attachment of an electric mixer, beat unsalted butter in a mixing bowl at medium speed 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add granulated and brown sugar.
  • Beat until blended.
  • Whisk egg and vanilla in a bowl until blended.
  • Add egg mixture to creamed mixture and beat until blended, scraping side of bowl occassionally.
  • 1/2 Add of flour mixture and beat until blended.
  • Add remaining flour mixture and beat just until combined.
  • Beat in walnuts and chocolate.
  • Chill dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, 2 hours or until firm.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Press each ball lightly with palm of your hand.
  • Bake in preheated 325 degree (175 C.) oven 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies have risen and cracked; do not overbake.
  • Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Campanile restaurant is famous for these cookies.

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