Sunday, January 20, 2008

It's Cookie Time!

My husband is always checking the cookie jar to see if I've added something new. White chocolate is his favorite, so I decided to take an average chocolate chip cookie recipe and change it a bit to his liking, specifically with white chocolate and brown sugar.
White Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

2 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup white chocolate chips
¾ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together sugars, vanilla and butter. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture slowly. When flour is just mixed in, fold in walnuts and chocolate chips with a spatula. Drop rounded tablespoons full of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown.

*Any nut can be substituted for the walnuts, such as macadamia nuts, pecans, or almonds


canewton42 said...

I'm new to your blog, and being the incredibly anal person I am, I'm reading it from the very beginning. [Disclaimer: As a former newspaper copy editor, I tend to notice more boo-boos than your less-annoying readers. Sorry!] But the ingredients for this yummy-sounding recipe (how can you lose with white chocolate and brown sugar?) list baking soda, while the directions list baking powder. Which is it? Thanks!

Ashlee said...

i believe it's baking powder, because the cookies look a little puffed. but honestly, it's hard to remember as this was so long ago! if you ever come across these things, i really do appreciate the feedback!
in the cookie recipes i create on my own now, i use 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. baking soda, so that is what i'd recommend.