Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar

Hi all, I am posting this for Jenny, I know I (Hailey) haven't posted in a loooong time, but if anyone is still reading this blog, I hope to get the recipes started back up again! Thanks for the cookie breakthrough Jenny!

I've been trying to figure out for YEARS how to make chocolate chip cookies in countries where I can't find brown sugar- first in France and now in Mexico.  And I finally figured out a recipe that includes ingredients I hope you can find everywhere!

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter (you could try salted, I just can't find it here...)
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chopped-up dark chocolate (about the size of chocolate chips, unless you're lucky enough to find chocolate chips!)

First, melt the butter in a small saucepan, and BROWN the butter.  Cook it, while stirring, until the little pieces of milk fat that are floating in the mix start to turn a caramel color.  Remove it from heat and let it cool.  Once it is cool to the touch (you can stand to touch it- I've also waited long enough that it hardens again, and can't tell the difference) add it in a bowl with the sugar.  Mix the two together.  Add the two eggs and vanilla and mix.  Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, and add to the sugar/butter/egg mixture.  After that's integrated, add the chopped up pieces of chocolate.

Grease a baking sheet and bake at 325 Fahrenheit or about 160 Celcius (our oven right now has little dots.....and I figure I put the temperature about where the 1 dot should be...).  Place cookies in mounds on tray and bake for 12-15 minutes!