This weeks Tuesday's With Dorie recipe was for a yeasty cakey/breadish type goodie called Kugelhopf. Sorry to disappoint other fellow TWDers, but I did not make this recipe. I just couldn't get to it. I wanted to and actually got the book out several times, looked over the recipe, thought it would be a good challenge (as many are saying it was), but after having gone out of town late last week (Stay tuned for my trip report to NYC!), and after getting back and not feeling a breather moment, I just wasn't able to make the cake! But please, check out the recipe, picked this week by Yolanda on her blog The All-Purpose Girl and I'm telling you, buy Dorie's book, Baking From My Home To Yours, it's a great price from Amazon! Go to the Tuesday's With Dorie blog and check out all the other bloggers Kugelhopf this week. See you next week!
But wait! I have a cookie. Before I went to NYC last week, I whipped up a batch of these guys to leave with the boys and our friends who SO kindly stayed with the boys while we were gone. I have a lot of wheat in storage, and I have a wheat grinder, so I try to make things using whole wheat flour a lot and came across these delicious whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. I know, can you believe it!? They are/were really good. I really like the bit of "nuttiness" from the whole wheat flour and the cookies weren't dry. They were like the perfect chocolate chip cookie, but with the added nutrition from whole wheat flour. Try them!
I got this recipe from a blog I have recently found and love by Crystal called Everyday Food Storage. There are some great recipes and a ton of stuff to learn about food storage, which is something my church strongly encourages and something I'm working on. We are asked to have a year's worth of food storage! That's a lot, but I'm excited to keep building up having the things we need on hand and even more excited to check Crystal's blog often to see what she's got up her sleeve. Now back to the cookies! She had gotten this recipe and heard people raving about how these cookies were the best and I'm guessing they were made with all-purpose flour, but she decided to try it with whole wheat and like I said, the cookies are de-lish!
Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, adapted slightly
1/2 cup butter, softened
a tablespoon or so less than 1/2 cup granulated sugar (this really is how I measure things! I do half a cup, then take a little out)
1/2 cup brown sugar (full packed 1/2 cup on this one!)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (could go a little less, I'm going to try 1 1/4 cup next time)
scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
scant 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 oz. chocolate chips (whichever kind you choose) I actually boo-booed here. I halved the original recipe, but forgot to halve the chocolate. Oh, whoops! The cookies were very good! So you could just used 6 oz. chocolate chips (which is about 1 cup). I used 1 cup milk chocolate and 1 cup semi-sweet chips.
I also added 1 T. water (that is how I decided the 1 1/2 cups flour was a little much, I thought the dough seemed a little dry)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Combine flour, salt and saod, whisk together. Add to creamed ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand (nuts, too, if you want!) Drop by tablespoonfuls on to baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool a few minutes on baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool. Or have a few warm. They're good!
I'm going to make these again, trying them with a little less flour. I'll bet they're still just as good, if not a little better! You'll want this recipe, especially if you use or have a lot of whole wheat flour! If you'd like the full recipe, go to Crystal's blog (linked above) and email her to let her know you missed the cookie extravaganza and she'll email you all the cookie recipes featured recently. Can't wait to try more!