Forgive me all you dieters out there, but the cookie madness is continuing. Jason begged me to make a normal cookie. And to him, there is only one cookie: the chocolate chip cookie. Now there are a bazillion recipes out there for the perfect chocolate chip cookie and I don’t know that I claim that this one is IT, but it’s close. It packs in a ton of chocolate chips and subtly sneaks in the nuts in such a way that even those that think they don’t like nuts in their cookies will not know the difference.
I threw the pecans that are called for in the recipe into the food processor and processed them until they were almost pecan flour. . . I found out long ago that leaving out the nuts in a recipe that calls for them makes a strange cookie. Apparently you have to do something to make up for the subtraction and I’m not an experienced enough baker to know what that substitution is. 🙂 Therefore, I leave the nuts in, just pummeled until you just get the taste of the nuts and not much of the texture! Oh and I’m falling in love with my silpat all over again. One of my favorite kitchen items, for sure. If you don’t have one, you should get one soon. NOTHING sticks to a silpat which is good because my baking pans suck. A lot.
And much to Jason’s pleasure, the cookies turned out fantastic. Crispy on the edges and soft in the middle, packed full with chocolate chips. And I just used boring old tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips. Next time I’m making these with some delicious bittersweet higher quality chocolate chips. . . drool.