Sunday, September 5, 2010

Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wanted to say thank you to some of my coworkers and they requested cookies. Since I love any excuse to use my Kitchen Aid Mixer I decided this was the perfect opportunity to get creative and create my own recipe. This was a huge hit and I received many compliments on this tasty treat.


Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Makes about 60-70 cookies)

1 c butter, softened (2 sticks)
¾ c packed brown sugar
¾ c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 ¼ c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda (make sure it is not more than a year old or your cookies will turn out flat)
1 ½ tsp baking powder (once again make sure no more than a year old)
1 tsp salt
2 ½ c chocolate chips
1 c chopped hazelnuts

Preheat the oven to 375.

In a large bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until it appears whipped and creamy. Slowly add the eggs and continue to mix well until blended.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture above and mix for 2 minutes until no flour is visible. Finally, mix in chocolate chips and hazelnuts.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls (about 2 TB thick) onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them onto wire racks.

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