Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies, the best chocolate chip cookie I have EVER made!

I will admit it, I have struggled with recipes that have a leftover egg part. These delicious cookies are one of those recipes! What on earth do you do with it? I don't want to waste it by just dumping it in the trash. Additionally I did not want to waste it by placing it in the refrigerator or freezer to never use. Lets be truthful, not used, is wasted too. Yep, I am aware how this is not big time worrying material, like having no food to eat would be, but still.........

Then I had an idea flash, this could be solved by fried rice! Yes hear me out, please. We eat fried rice regularly, at least every other month. What do you need for fried rice? Scrambled eggs. I realized that I could keep a little jar in the freezer and when I had a leftover egg white, add it to the jar. When the jar had 3 or 4 egg whites, it would probably be time for fried rice. The thawed egg whites would be scrambled with 2 or 3 other eggs, and no more wasted egg whites.

Leftover yolks are easy, keep in a jar in the freezer (cover with a little water, to prevent freezer dry out), thaw and use in bread pudding. Never has there been a bread pudding that had too much rich custard from yolks!

Some of you might already be keeping your own little leftover egg parts routine going in your own kitchens, if so that is great. But you could of told me! It sure would of saved me lots of worry, and lordy I don't want to run low in that ingredient.

Since I have solved my own little leftover egg white "issue" lets make cookies. Not just any cookie mind you, the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever made. The additional bonus to these cookies, because you brown the butter, you don't have to wait for any ingredients to come to room temperature, that makes this a great spur of the moment treat. Almost like instant gratification, in chocolate chip cookie form.

Browned butter chocolate chip cookies
adapted from: How Does She ?
350 degree oven

1/2 c butter

1/4 c butter - cut into 4 slices
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar

1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 T vanilla

2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda

2 c chocolate chips
1 c pecan pieces or walnut pieces

Place the 1/2 c butter (1 cube) into small flat pan, melt over medium low heat, then carefully let butter brown to a golden brown. Set aside to cool slightly.

Place the 4 slices of butter in bottom of the mixer bowl, add the brown sugar and sugar, add cooled butter and mix until creamy.

Add egg, yolk and vanilla, beating well.

Add flour, soda and salt, mix well. Mixture will be smooth and creamy. Quickly mix in chips and pecan pieces.

Using large cookie scoop (2 T size) scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes. Edges will be golden, do not over bake.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. 

Recipe rating:  Oh Yes! (will make again)

As always thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate your time.

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Matilda said...

I have never made chocolate chip cookies and I was actually looking for a nice recipe to choose among the thousands I found around the web.

Thanks for sharing!

Matilda @ Sick Of Food

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Bo said...

Wow your making me feel bad...the part of the egg I don't use usually ends up in the trash...Brown butter makes anything good. Yum!

Sage Trifle said...

I'll be trying these. Very soon. Yum.

girlichef said...

mmmmmmmmmm! It's gotta be the browned butter...that makes everything good! I actually just started keeping mine in the freezer, too. YUM :D

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Browned butter makes all the difference in the world! They look delicious! Thanks!

Pam said...

Thank you on your suggestions on the leftover eggy stuff. I always keep them and never know what to do with them.

♥peachkins♥ said...

my favorite cookie!!!

Brenda said...

Great suggestion for leftover egg, thanks! I heard that browned butter makes for a better chocolate chip cookie. I need to try that. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I've been making fried rice forever but never thought to use it as a vehicle for my leftover egg parts. Delicious idea. As for the cookies, I've always wanted to try browned butter cookies, they sound great.

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Yum, these cookies look delicious! It's been at least 10 years since I made cookies - and I will ahve to try some soon!

elra said...

Such a wonderful cookies !

Cooking with K said...

I am on my quest for the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing...blessings, K

Christy said...

i love the idea of browned butter in a cookie. these look incredible. thank you for linking them up to tuesday night supper club

Sarah said...

I'vemade these cookies - they are good! Thank you for your egg part idea. Will now use it!