Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ rounded tsp. baking soda
  • A large pinch of sea salt flakes
  • 1 stick plus 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups dark bittersweet chocolate chopped into chunks

 Method:

Grease and line with baking parchment two large baking sheets. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Sift together the flour and baking soda into a large mixing bowl, add the salt and set aside. Cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar and soft light brown sugar in a stand mixer for 3-5 minutes until pale and very soft. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, add the vanilla and mix again. Add the beaten eggs, a little at a time and beat until fully incorporated. Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix again to combine. Finally fold in the chopped chocolate using a large rubber spatula or metal spoon. At this point you can bake the cookies immediately (but the flavor develops better if you cover and chill the cookie dough in the fridge 24 hours. Bring the dough to room temperature at least 30 minutes before baking.) Spoon rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets allowing plenty of space between each. Bake in batches on the middle oven rack for 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are golden brown and the middle is still slightly soft. You may need to turn the sheets around halfway through baking to ensure that the cookies brown evenly. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 3-4 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container lined with baking parchment for 4-5 days.

 Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

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Super Food for the Super Bowl

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A great treat to share for the big game.

 

Italian Sub Wreath

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 8 oz. tubes crescent roll dough, chilled
  • 4 oz. sliced mortadella, bologna or ham
  • 5 oz. sliced sharp provolone
  • 4 oz. sliced salami
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ cup sliced jarred roasted red pepper, blotted dry
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. water

Method:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll crescent dough. On a large greased pizza pan or rimless baking sheet, arrange crescent dough pieces in a circular pattern, with the pointed ends facing toward the outer edge of the pan and the wider ends overlapping each other by half.

Press edges of dough together to adhere. Working on the overlapping portions, layer mortadella, provolone and salami, folding slices in half to fit. Top evenly with onion, red pepper, and basil. Gently pull pointed end of dough toward the center of the circle, tucking them under the dough at the center to form a wreath shape.

Whisk egg with water and gently brush all over surface of dough. Transfer to oven and bake until dough is puffed and golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool before slicing and serve.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

http://www.thasc.com