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Recipe: Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies

Years ago, shortly after I got my very first email account, I received a chain email entitled “The $250-dollar cookie recipe.”  It’s about how a woman goes to a department store café, tastes an amazing cookie, and asks to buy the recipe for the price of two-fifty, which she believes to be $2.50, but turns out to be $250.  In a revenge of sorts, she emails the recipe to everyone show knows.  Enamored by the story (and the wonder of email!) I saved the recipe and fully intended to make the cookies.  I finally got around to testing out the now classic recipe.  It’s a solid cookie, which urban legend or not, satisfies any sweet tooth!

  • Servings:  about 24 cookies
  • Prep time:  20 minutes
  • Cooking time:   10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 14-ounce milk chocolate bar
  • 1 ½ cups chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together butter and both sugars. 
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add vanilla.  
  4. Grind the oatmeal in a food processor or blender.  In a medium bowl, mix the ground oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder together. 
  5. Add both the egg mixture and the flour mixture into the stand mixer to combine. 
  6. Grate chocolate bar using a micro plane grater and add it along with the chocolate chips and nuts (if using) to the batter.  Mix just to combine. 
  7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Drop spoonful of batter 2 inches apart on the parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes, or until tops are firm.  Cool on a cooling rack. 

Source: adaptation from NYTimes

 

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