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Chocolate Chip Cookies - Stefan
It is November 2015. Gary and I just moved his 94 year old mom from Safety Harbor, FL to a home across the street from us in Pawleys Island, SC. Days later nephew Stefan McIntyre sent me this recipe. Getting an email with a recipe was a much needed & appreciated distraction. A few days after Stefan's email, nephew Pete Kollm came to visit my mother-in-law, his grandmother. I made these cookies for his visit. We all LOVED them. Pete took the remaining cookies with him on the airplane. This is the description Stefan sent: Recipe for you...large chewy gooey chocolate chip cookies. I've made these a number of times recently and haven't received a negative remark about them. They are also large and get a little crispy on the outside, but stay nice and chewy throughout.


2 1/8 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt (do not use table sale - kosher salt gives these cookies a slight salty/sweet flavor that table salt does not)
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. bitter sweet chocolate chunks (i don't use chips - i use Ghirardelli chunks, although any brand will do)
1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 c. unsalted butter (softened) (2 sticks)
1 c. light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla


- Sift together flour, soda, and salt then set aside in a bowl
- Mix together all chocolate and walnuts and set aside in a bowl
- Cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar
- Once creamed add 1 egg and mix for 5 seconds on medium, then scrape sides of bowl
- Add 2nd egg and mix for 5 seconds on medium, then scrape sides of bowl
- Add vanilla and mix for 5 seconds on medium, then scrape sides of bowl
- Add dry mix in 4 small batches, and on last batch add chocolate/nut mix
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and drop cookie dough in 2oz. balls
- Bake @ 375 for 8-10 minutes (edges light brown)
- Let cookies rest on sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack

Stefan's Notes:

Recipe makes about two dozen, 2 oz cookies (weighed out on scale)

I've found that these cookies can usually bake for 10-11 minutes, and if you chill your cookies dough it tends to be on the high side. The warmer the cookie dough the flatter and more spread out the cookies get. The colder the dough the thicker they are.
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