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29.3.14

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES

Zsuzsa likes them too

“Did you make something today?” is the hello I get when Liv climbs into the car after school. What she means is did I bake some cookies? “Is there something to bite on?” asks the man. What he means are there any cookies left? These people are always looking for cookies. Milk and cookies, cookies for snacks, the freezer always has a couple of tin cans with various cookies unless I get wrapped up in some other project and fall behind with the supply. Of course nothing beats the happiness when those cookies are hot out of the oven and the house fills with the promise of sweetness. Around here cookies are it! I can make the loveliest cake or the most elaborate dessert, but their mainstay remains the cookie. 

These are soft and crispy and the white chocolate chunks just melt in your mouth. The dough is my basic cookie dough I developed years ago for my chocolate chippers. It’s so versatile, you put in something else and it becomes a different cookie. The secret is to scoop up a chunk of dough and just plop it down on the parchment. Do not press the dough together, keep it loose. Don’t flatten it or shape it, the cookies will rearrange themselves into perfectness as they bake. Here, have a cookie! 

1/2 cup butter, softened 
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 
1 tsp vanilla 
1 egg 
1-1/2 cups flour 
1/2 tsp soda [no more] 
1/2 tsp salt 
2 cups good quality white chocolate chunks 

• In a large bowl beat the butter, sugars, vanilla and egg light and fluffy. 
• In a separate bowl sift together the flour, soda and salt. 
• Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine. 
• Stir in the white chocolate chunks. 
• Drop 2 inches apart with a heaping tablespoon, on parchment lined baking sheets. 
• Bake at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
• Allow cookies to solidify before moving them to a wire rack. 
• Makes 20

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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. This is to my old on-line friends and visitors: policing the comment section for spam and answering questions has become a chore. Good wishes to you all, happy cooking and keep on feeding your people with good food.

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