Did you know that with each big blizzard storm warning stores typically sell out of 5 items? They sell out of shovels, ice melt, bread, toilet paper and... chocolate bits!
Most people do the romaticized version of a stuck-in-the-house blizzard day that I envision - they are in the kitchen baking! I love that.
Speaking of chocolate bits, have you tried this recipe? It's Alton Brown's cookie recipe he calls The Chewy. With over 800 positive reviews on the Food Network website, it's a must-try. You can find the recipe and the reviews here or you can follow this:
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
If you try them, let me know. I'm always down to be a taste-tester, too!
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