Tuesday, June 5, 2012
One Pound Chocolate Chip Cookies
I am on a high protein diet, which has really caused me to reevaluate why on earth I decided to make these monsters. One bite in them, and you will turn into a chocolate zombie. I am not kidding. These babies are the size of my palm and about half an inch thick.
The best part, when you bite into them, they are soft, chewy, and hit you with a chocolate caramel center. Prepare to feast your eyes and loosen your belts a notch.
Dry Ingredients (Sift all these ingredients together....BEFORE you add it to the gooey sugar base).
2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
For the sugar base:
1 1/2 sticks of butter (give me a break, I live in Savannah and yes, Paula Deen is from here!)
1 c packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg plus another egg yolk
1 c chocolate chips
1 c white chocolate chips
20 rolos (yeah, you heard me, and make sure you take off its golden wrapper!)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Put on an apron, you will wear flour if you aren't careful!
In my Kitchenaid mixer (I LOVE that thing), beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
SLOOOOWLLLY add in the egg and then the yolk until everything looks smooth.
Then, slowly add in the dry ingredients.
When everything looks like doughy heaven, incorporate in all the blessed chocolate chips until your mixer sounds like it is driving on a bumpy road.
Here's where it gets fun!
Take a big chunk of dough roll it in to a ball and then form a cavity in the center. This is the well where you place two Rolo's and then close up the hole.
If need be, pinch off more dough out of your mix to close the gap. You should have a ball the size of a lime.
Drop them onto greased cookie sheets and bake them for a minimum of 17 minutes. When you pull them out of the oven....RESIST the temptation to eat one. Trust me. They need to sit for about ten minutes in order to harden slightly enough to handle. Otherwise you will end up with a gooey mess on your hands.
Makes about ten cookies....and if you aren't careful, will add ten pounds too!