Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies



I had cream left from the Momofuku's Crack Pie and I found this recipe on Roxana's Home Baking

Gabe was going out with Neil on the diveboat and I wanted to make a treat for the guys. Neil really likes cookies and ate his fair share while visiting us in Florida. It's a win- win for the both of us, he enjoys the cookies and I get to bake and try new recipes.

I thought I had instant coffee in the house. I searched everywhere for it. It was used up or I tossed it ( I know hard to believe). I didn't want to go to the store for one thing so I subbed vanilla for the coffee.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup room temperature butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp instant coffee granules ( used 2 teaspoons vanilla)
1/4 cup chocolate chips ( didn't mix- used semi-sweet )

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large mixing bowl with a hand held mixer or mixer with a paddle attachment.  
Add the heavy cream and egg yolk to the mixture and beat well, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Add the baking powder, flour and coffee granules or the vanilla and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate chip with a wooden spoon or a spatula.

Roll the dough in a ball and wrap with plastic. Put it in the refrigerator for a half hour.

Place a spoonful on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for  12-14 minutes. When the edges begin to brown take them out.

Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for about a minute and them remove and place on a wire rack to cool.

* I called Carol and asked her about this recipe. The batch of cookies I gave to Gabe for the boat were nice and soft. I added the additional cookies to a tin. The cookies in the tin were rock hard! I was frantic- I thought the cookies I gave to Gabe were hard also. When he got home he said the guys loved the cookies- I said I hoped they didn't break a tooth. He didn't know what I was talking about.

I gave him a cookie from the tin ( air tight) and he couldn't believe how hard they were. Strange. I baked them the same temp and time. 

The only thing I can think of I added the cookies to a plastic bag for the boat. I don't see how that would make a difference.

I've been making cookies for over 50 years and this has never happened and Carol couldn't figure it out either.

Anyone have any suggestion?

The thing to remember about the recipe- the guys loved them!


30 comments:

  1. Your cookies sound great. I don't even like coffee, so I'm glad you experimented and had success with the vanilla - I'll do that too, and I'll be sure to put them in a plastic bag. I have no idea why cookies in a tin would be hard!
    Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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  2. Thanks Karen, I hope you enjoy them. The guys on the boat want more! Appreciate the pin.

    Linda

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  3. That some were soft and others were break-a-tooth hard still has me puzzled, Linda. I can only imagine your face when Gabe said he took the cookies on the boat after you saw how the ones in the can were. Heck I heard the panic in your VOICE! But it was all A-OK cause they were a big hit.

    I LOVE the photo of them too.

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    1. LOL Carol! I was in a panic! All I could think was someone was going to break a tooth. I would be know as Gabe's wife who makes HORRIBLE cookies! I couldn't call him, he was out in the middle of the ocean. Sorry you got to hear my worry. Then when he came home and said they loved them- I was like- were they the same cookies?

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    2. Wasn't that somethin? Like you said-must have been that salt air!

      Any time you wanna vent-you know where to find me-I'll always lend an ear! :)

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    3. They have your zucchini bread today. No worries with that one! I had to get it out of the house- I could of eaten way to much!

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  4. For some reason the plastic bag seems to soften things up, don't know why either. did you try putting the hard ones in the bag? They look beautiful and I bet really good without the coffee!

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    1. You know what I did with the hard ones? Now you know I don't waste anything so I took a hammer and crushed them THEN added to the food processor. I was going to use the crumbs for a base for cheesecake bars for his birthday but MR. NO SWEET tooth said no, he didn't want the bars.

      I still have the crumbs and have an idea on what to use them in.

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  5. Probably was the plastic bag that kept them soft. These cookies sound awesome. Anything with coffee and chocolate has to be good. If you put them in a plastic bag and then put them in a tin, maybe this would keep them soft. Me, not being a baker, always has cookies turn hard when I put them in a tin. Freeze the crumbs, I am sure you will find something at some time to use them for. Yummy, these must have been so good with coffee.

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    1. I sent them with Gabe and the guys loved them after their dive. Tomorrow they are in for a real treat- one of Carols zucchini breads!

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  6. Oh they look sooo good. Wish I could have some.

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    1. Dottie- I had one- had to do a taste test. The rest went with Gabe to the guys on the boat. I get to bake and they enjoy and don't worry about the calories!

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  7. These look yum!! That is weird about the tin. I usually store my cookies in a plastic container, so I will have to watch and see if these get hard there. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Morning Elizabeth- I FINALLY found your blog and love it! I also now "like" your blog on facebook and I bookmarked the blog so I can find it.

      I want to give a shout out for anyone to check out Elizabeth's blog- http://balmtomysoul.com/

      Hum- Like I said I've been making cookies for years and have many tins and never had a problem with keeping cookies in it. I just have to remember when I make these cookies again and the guys on the boat loved them, to put them in a plastic bag.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. These look good.... and rich. Chocolate chip cookies are so good. :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. The guys on the boat told my hubby that they were SO good, I did my taste taste on one and I liked them also.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I love to try new cookie recipes! This one sounds delicious. They look like very tasty little morsels!

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    1. So do I ! Making cookies is one of my favorite things to bake. I end up giving most of them away but I always do my taste test to make sure they are good enough to give out- LOL!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. There really is nothing better than chocolate chip cookies. Your recipe sounds amazing. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Totally agree!

      I'll certainty be at In and Out of the Kitchen link party next week!

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  11. These sound incredible!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. Thanks! I'm now following your board.

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  12. I've had this happen before and have no clue why. This recipe sounds yummy. Can't go wrong with cream, eh?
    Thanks for linking it up at Merry Monday!

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    1. No Annette- Gabe ( hubby) called me the tin can collected- I have tons of tins, all different sizes and this was a first.

      Like I said the guys on the boat loved them!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Oh yum! Pinned. I'm always impressed with your creations. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can't wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Kim- I was at the party yesterday and so many great links- see you next week!

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  14. that looks so good! Thanks for linking up. Your post is pinned to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday Link up board!

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  15. These cookies sound so good! Great recipe.

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    1. They were so good! Thanks for stopping by.

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