Friday, April 9, 2010

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Well, this is it. My new blog in which I attempt to chronicle my adventures.....both in the kitchen and out. I'm a little obsessed with food and cooking these days, so it'll likely be more 'in' than 'out', but I'm sure some other stuff will sneak in there here and there. Bear with me.... I'm trying to figure all this out......

We'll start with these. These delicious cookies are from Martha.....yes, that Martha. The recipe makes a ton of cookies and they were a big hit here. Soft and chewy. Yum.

Thanks for stopping by! And for heavens sake, if you try one of the recipes yourself, let me know how it turns out!

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe from Martha Stewart

Makes about 4 dozen

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly firm and cut into chunks
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup sour cream
2 cups semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped walnut or pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; and set aside.

With an stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add sour cream, and beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Fold in chocolate and nuts.

Drop dough in mounds at least 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets (as you work, chill any remaining dough until ready to bake).

Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are golden brown but still soft to the touch, 13 to 15 minutes (chilled dough will take longer). Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Oh yay!!!!! I am so happy to see that you are blogging and I can't wait for all the lovely, yummy food to be perused here! Congratulations Sam! Well done!

  2. :)
    good for you Miss Sam!
    Wish you the best of luck with your new endeavor and looking forward to the delicious treats in store for us.

  3. Hi Sam!! So glad you're blogging!