Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Day? Neither did I until my friend, Shawn, over at I Wash .. You Dry told me.
And, of course, when she told me, I thought she said “National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day”.
In either case, why do we have a national day to honor chocolate chips? Really. How about a national tomato day? Or asparagus. Or milk.
I thought it was national chocolate chip day, so I did what any normal person would do … I ran home and made chocolate chip cookies, but without the chips. Seriously. I’m that ridiculous sometimes.
There’s a reason. I swear.
See, when I was at Camp Blogaway the kitchen used one of our chocolate sponsors (yup – there was a chocolate sponsor!) to create an amazing cookie. It was as if the kitchen staff just broke off hunks of chocolate bars and wrapped them with cookie dough.
So tonight – on this NOT National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – I decided to make chocolate chip cookies without the chips, but with hunks of high quality chocolate bars.
My cookie did not turn out the same.
The one at camp was dense and thick. Mine totally spread and became a ooey gooey delicious mess.
This one is definitely going in the books.
So, all in all, national chocolate chip day turned into a great day to create a chocolate hunk cookie. Sans chips.
I’ll take it.
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounce high quality chocolate - from a bar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add egg and mix well.
- Add vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture in 2 batches and mix until incorporated.
- Cut chocolate bar into small hunks.
- Wrap cookie dough around the chocolate and place on a lined baking sheet at least 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
- measure ingredients
- control stand mixer
- crack egg (into a separate bowl)
- add ingredients to stand mixer
- break up chocolate
- taste cookie dough — VERY important!
- wrap cookie dough around chocolate
- place cookies on baking sheet