Christina’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Christina Geyer on October 14, 2007 · 8 comments

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Mrs. Fields ain’t got nothin’ on me!

Christina's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Although I’ve heard expats complaining about the consistency of their cookies being off, I’ve never had that problem with this recipe. For flour, I use Gold Puder type 405 für feine Backwaren, for butter I use Meggle die Alpenbutter, and for chocolate I use Sarotti and/or Côte D’Or brands.

ingredients
200g each semi-sweet chocolate (Halbbitter), at least 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate (Edelbitter) and milk chocolate (Vollmilch), chopped
225g butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
225g pecans, chopped

directions
Heat over to 375 degrees F. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter well, then add the white and brown sugar. Once these are well combined, add the eggs and vanilla. Slowly blend the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the nuts and chocolate pieces. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet (I usually get a dozen on a German-sized sheet). Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • rita

    oh, please, don’t tempt me!!! i just came rolling in from our monthly english brunch.

    must have cookies *now*!

  • hezamarie

    as soon as I can stand for a time in the kitchen I’m making these. They look professional.

  • Carol

    Yummy! Will try these soon!

    By the way, I finally posted about my experiences as a first-generation American. It’s here: http://northwestladybug.blogspot.com/2007/10/peculiarities-of-being-first-generation_14.html

    Carol

  • ChristinaG

    @rita: I made so many, I’m giving them away before I gain 100 pounds! Too bad you aren’t closer!

    @hezamarie: They seriously taste better than a lot of professional cookies I’ve had.

    @carol: I’m gonna go check that out now!

  • vailian

    This is unfair! I love choc chip cookies, but I still don’t know where to get dark brown sugar, and pecans are often very hard to find! And I know you did a post on baking soda, but I can’t find it in Plus; and as you pointed out, vanilla extract also doesn’t exist here, only Vanillinzucker, as far as I can work out.

  • Sarah

    Holy wow. These cookies are fabulous!! Thanks for the delivery :)

  • christina

    Those look excellent! Unfortunately I like chocolate chip cookies just a little too much, if you know what I mean and always end up eating, oh, maybe 16 of things at one sitting.

  • ChristinaG

    @vailian: The brown sugar and baking soda should be at the Asian market where you get your Sky Flakes. – And you can make your own vanilla extract with a few vanilla beans and vodka (it just needs to sit a couple months).

    @sarah: No problem. If they were here, I’d eat them all.

    @christina: That’s why I am giving them all away (well, most of them, I had to have some for myself!)

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