Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday Night Snack - Chocolate Chip Cookie

I love weekends. What I don't like is when I get bored. My healthy eating habit gets compromised. My wasteline starts expanding and my belly starts bloating. Then Monday comes, I start sulking after I see the weighing scale. Then I vow not to eat anything sinful and sugary for the rest of my life. But who am I kidding? Who knew that consuming two chocolate chip cookies can add three extra pounds on you. HA! Thank God, Saturday was my designated cheat day to eat anything I want;-). I can burn all of that this week. No problem. Now, I am back to my protein/veggie/fruits diet.
For now, I will just let you drool over these goodness. There was a nice balance in the chewyness and crispness of this cookie. It was such a hit. I will be forever thankful to my cousin Bob, who is a pastry chef for giving me this recipe.

The dough looked like ice cream if you ask me. I could just eat this alone. LOL!

Thank God for Dolph of the Weekend Gourmet blog for giving my my first ever mixer.  You have inspired me to bake:-)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (makes at least a dozen depending on how big you want your cookies)

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips (vahlrona or calebaut)
1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips (vahlrona or calebaut)
1 cup of chopped nuts (macadamia or walnuts)

heat oven to 375*F. in a large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, butter until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and egg; blend well. lightly spoon flour into measuring cups; level off.
Add flour, baking soda, salt; mix well. stir in both dark and white chocolates and nuts.
Let dough cool for at least 6 hours.
Form into balls, flattening the top onto baking sheet with 2" apart from each other.
Bake at 375* F for 9 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly brown.
Cool and remove from cookie sheets.

Happy Monday!

Bisous, Contessa


  1. Ooooh looks real yummy!
    I've been dying to bake myself but every afternoon, just when I get the urge to be "productive," the Little Boy takes a nap and before you can
    say "boo" I'm snuggled in with him :) but with V-day coming ip I really should get my act together :)
    Thanks for being so sweet!

  2. No thank you for my mixer:-) HA! HA! I will always think of you everytime I use it.