Sunday, October 3, 2010

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

My friend, Sara Rosenbaum is an amazing gourmet chef who takes everything she makes to the next level. She recently started a catering business and so I had her cater cookies for my work the other day. Of course she turned the average cookie into gourmet style cookies and they were absolutely wonderful. Her cookies included; "classic" chocolate chip, cranberry walnut dark chocolate chip, crunchy peanut butter, orange pecan dark chocolate chip, and chocolate white chocolate chip. They were all delicious and her classic chocolate chip was one of the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted. I couldn't wait to get her recipe so I could make them whenever I wanted. Thanks Sara for sharing.

1 cup butter, at room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar

2 large eggs, one at a time
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp strong liquid coffee (optional)

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup oatmeal, ground up in the blender***
1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
chopped walnuts optional
***For fluffier cake-like cookies use 2 cups of the blended oats rather than 1

1. Cream together the sugars and butter for a couple minutes.
2. Add vanilla, then one egg at a time.
3. In separate bowl, mix flour, salt, soda and powder. Add this to wet ingredients and mix until blended. If you want, add coffee to this.
4. Add ground oatmeal, chocolate and walnuts by hand.
5. Refrigerate for a couple hours or over night (you can skip this step but results are better if chilled).
6. Use a cookie scoop, make one inch balls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
7. Bake at 365 degrees F for 9-11 minutes until edges start to brown - dont overbake! If they are puffing up too much, then lower the cooking temp so they have more time in the oven to spread out. It depends on how hot your oven gets. If they are too spread out, increase the temp.
8. Let them sit on the sheet for a few minutes to finish baking - that way they stay soft in the middle. Enjoy!

If any of you out there are interested in catering, I highly recommend Sara. You can contact her by email,

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