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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Giant Chocolate Chip Griddle Cookies from GUEST BLOGGER: Delightful Country Cookin'

I am so excited to be having my first guest here on MOMS CRAZY COOKING. And it's so fitting that my first guest post is Kristin from Delightful Country Cookin'. I have been "facebook friends" with Kristin since early 2010 (because of our mutual love of scrapbooking) and then I saw her posts about her food blog, she commented on my posts about my recipes and thus began our friendship. In September 2010, I wrote her an email and said "I am gonna start my blog TODAY and post my first recipe"; she emailed me back right away, with encouragement, ideas and answered a ton of questions. I am forever thankful that she was so willing to help the "newbie". Since then; although we have never met in person, we have emailed quite frequently and we now help host a weekly blog hop party called THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. I hope someday we do meet, but until then we will continue to help, support, encourage and learn from one another. Thank You Kristin for helping me become a "food blogger".

Giant Chocolate Chip Griddle Cookies


I'm so delighted to be guest posting!  Thanks, Tina, for having me over.

Over at Delightful Country Cookin', I often make up my own recipes.  But Tina has inspired me to go through all of those recipes I've clipped and saved throughout the years and finally try one.  I chose a recipe from Emeril for giant chocolate chip griddle cookies.

BAM!

First, cream together the sugars and the butter.

Add your eggs and vanilla and whip it till it's smooth.

In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together...

...and then add the dry ingredients to the wet ones!

Carefully mix the dry and wet ingredients until just blended.  Then, fold in a lovely blend of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips (try not to eat them all first!).

The batter will be really, really stiff and almost crumbly.  Divide it in half and press one half of it into your griddle.  You want to create a 9-inch circle of even thickness.  Don't press it all the way to the edges...it will expand!
Or...if you want smaller cookies, just make sure you give them plenty of space in between and don't cook them as long.

But who would want smaller cookies?

Once your giant cookie is nice and browned, pull it out of the oven and decide on your next step.  You've got a few options.  1) Do what Emeril says and remove the cookie to cool on a rack.  2) Plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the cookie and eat straight from the griddle.

Can you guess what I chose?

The complete recipe is below, but before you go let me highlight a few of my favorite desserts from Delightful Country Cookin':

Giant Chocolate Chip Griddle Cookies
from Emeril
2 1/4 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position an oven rack in the center of the oven.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.  Place the butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and cream the ingredients together on high speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.  Add the vanilla and egg and mix on medium speed.  Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed just until batter is stiff - don't overdo it!  Using a spoon, fold in the chocolate chips.

Divide the dough in half, and place half the dough on a cast iron griddle.  Press the dough into an even thickness to form a cookie about 9-inches wide.  Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven, and, working carefully, use two wide spatulas to transfer the large cookie from the hot griddle to a cooling rack to cool.  (Cookie will firm up and become less delicate once cooled.)  Allow the griddle to cool completely and wipe clean before repeating with the remaining cookie dough.

2 comments:

  1. Great guest post! So glad you are here Tina :)

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  2. check out todays post to see your special award

    http://lnowak.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-thursday.html

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