King Arthur Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made a quick detour in my baking the kingarthurflour.com Best Basic Recipes yesterday. A revisit to one of the most visited recipes on my site, One Hour Bread. So, back to the 16 Best Basic Recipes, this is #8, Chocolate Chip Cookies. Most of us have our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, I have mine, it’s in my head and I can make it in my sleep. But, it’s good to stay open-minded and try new things, so here goes…

This is a delicious recipe, a little bit of crisp on the outside and tender inside, and I do like the hint of almond. It’s good to try new things, YUM!

King Arthur Chocolate Chip Cookie 1

King Arthur Chocolate Chip Cookies 2

2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
8 Tbl butter
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
2 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets. In a large bowl, combine the sugars, butter, shortening, salt, vanilla and almond extracts, vinegar, and baking soda, beating until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg, again beating until smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined. Mix in the flour, then the chips.

Use a spoon (or a tablespoon cookie scoop) to scoop 1 1/4″ balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between them on all sides; they’ll spread. Bake the cookies for 11 to 12 minutes, until their edges are chestnut brown and their tops are light golden brown, almost blonde. Ovens differ so watch, I baked mine for about 9½ minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool on the pan until they’ve set enough to move without breaking. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Sugar Cookies

This is kingarthurflour.com Best Basic Recipes’ #5. How are you doing with the “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place” order, depending on where you live, do you need a cookie? There’s something about a homemade cookie and a glass of milk. Well, I actually ate many of these cookies and a Diet Coke ;o). These sugar cookies have a crisp, sugary outside and a tender inside. I made half of the batch rolled in sugar and the other half rolled in cinnamon sugar, both are delicious! Wishing everyone happy baking and good health!

Sugar cookies 4

Sugar Cookies 2 Sugar Cookies 5 Sugar Cookies 1

Dough
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup (16 Tbl) butter, softened
1¼ cup sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 large egg

Topping
3/4 cup sugar (add 1 tsp cinnamon, optional)

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts, and the egg; scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the flour mixture, and mix at low to medium speed until the mixture is evenly moistened.

Place the 3/4 cup sugar in a large plastic bag, or in a shallow pan. Scoop the dough by tablespoonfuls into the sugar, rolling them in the pan or gently shaking them in the bag to coat them with the sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between them. Using a flat-bottomed glass, flatten the cookies to about 1/4″ thick. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes — 10 minutes for softer cookies, 12 minutes for crunchier. The edges of the cookies will just barely begin to brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a rack to finish cooling completely.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies
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Chunky Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies

One of my all time favorite cookies. Make a double batch and wrap some up to give to somebunny. ;o)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies 2

3/4 cup oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and about 1/2 cup M&Ms (save some for top of cookies). Drop large scoop of batter onto cookie sheet and press a couple M&Ms into each cookie mound. Bake for 9-10 minutes, do not overbake.

Peanut Butter Fudge Oatmeal Cookies

It’s my favorite! Well, I probably say that about quite a few cookie recipes, but really, this is right up there at the top.

Peanut Butter Fudge Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Fudge Oatmeal Cookies 2

1½ cups oats
1¼ cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together oats, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixer, and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Drop large scoop of batter onto cookie sheet, press down just a bit to make a disc shape. Bake for 9-10 minutes, do not over-bake. I bake mine exactly 9 minutes, take out of oven, then leave on the cookie sheet about 10 minutes to finish their bake and cool. Makes approx 2½ dozen.

Peanut Butter Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing earth-shattering here, just big, delicious cookies that were my total diet yesterday. Thought I would share…

Peanut Butter Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3¼ cups flour
1½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. With electric mixer in large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until all combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Drop big rounded 2″ diameter scoops onto non-greased cookie sheet (I do eight cookies per sheet). Press down with fingers making a disc, then make cross marks with fork. These are big, so I press with fork around each cookie four times. Bake 10-11 minutes. Do not over bake! I pull mine out at 10 minutes so they remain soft inside. Grab a glass of milk and forget cooking dinner!
Makes approx 30 big cookies.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Please go pick up a jar of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread! If you can stop yourself from eating all of it straight from the jar, you can make these cookies. ;o) Oh…just buy two!

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies 1  Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies 2  Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies 3

1/2 cup butter
1 jar (13oz) Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, Reese’s Spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs, mix well. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Scoop onto a cookie sheet, pressing the scoop of dough down into a disc (my scoop is 2″ diameter and I fill it rounded, press down to 3″diameter). Bake 10-11 minutes, do not over bake. I bake mine 10½ minutes. Leave cookies on tray to cool, they finish their bake and set up. Makes 24 large 4″ diameter cookies. Make smaller cookies if you like, baking time may be slightly less.

Other Favorite Cookie Recipes:

Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies  Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies  Brownie Cookies with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

 

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Here’s an idea for your Christmas cookie baking…

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies 1  Cinnamon Roll Cookies 2  Cinnamon Roll Cookies 3

Sugar Cookie Dough:
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar Filling:
2 Tbl sugar, divided
2 tsp cinnamon, divided

Icing:
1 Tbl butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbl milk

For the cookie dough, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix until dough comes together. Divide dough in half. Roll out one half to a 6″x13″ rectangle. Mix half of the cinnamon sugar filling; 1 Tbl sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle filling evenly over dough, press down lightly with fingers on cinnamon sugar. Roll up as pictured above, wrap in wax paper, and put in freezer for about 20 minutes. Repeat with second half of dough. Heat oven to 375°. Remove each roll from freezer when ready, cut cookies from roll with sharp knife about 1/4″ thickness. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, make sure slices are round and end of spiral is pinched to secure. Bake 8 minutes. Mix icing ingredients and drizzle over cooled cookies. Makes approx 6 dozen.

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Peanuty Peanut Butter Cookies

Taking the peanut butter cookie to a higher level of peanuty flavor!

Peanuty Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag peanut butter chips
1½ cups honey roasted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until just combined. Stir in peanut butter chips and honey roasted peanuts. Drop rounded scoops (about 2 Tbl) of batter onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press down with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 11-12 minutes, remove just before cookies start to brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes, remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Make about 44 cookies. Of course adding chocolate chips would be absolutely wonderful!

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Fruity Pebbles Cookies

Just for fun!

Fruity Pebbles Cookies

Fruity Pebbles Cookies 2

1 cup butter, softened
1¼ cups sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal

Preheat oven to 375°.  In large bowl using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Add Fruity Pebbles and mix just until combined.  Drop by scoopful onto cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes, pull out of oven just before they start to brown. Cool on cookie sheet about 3 minutes and transfer to cooling rack. Makes about 32 cookies.

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Happy New Year! Top 10 Viewed Recipes in 2014

I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with joy, happiness, and success in all you do. As we close this delicious year and head into another delicious year, I leave you with a recap of the top 10 most viewed posts in 2014. Thanks for stopping by…CHEERS!

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6. Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

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7. Sub Sandwiches on Homemade Bread

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8. Chocolate Covered Oreo Peanut Butter Cup Sandwiches

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