Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Chocolate chip-stuffed cookies

Chocolate chip-stuffed cookies

I have been meaning to post a new recipe since yesterday but could not decide between sweet and savory… I finally made up my mind about it after I read Mrs. Presley’s post about chocolate chip cookies – btw, if you don’t know her blog yet, take a look; the recipes are really good, I have some on my "to try" list already.

She’s wants to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe and I’m here to make her search even more difficult. :)

These cookies are really good – you just need time and a little extra patience to put them together. I baked them on an absurdly hot day (what was I thinking??) and the dough was not as firm as the recipe claimed it to be – not to mention the cookies spread like crazy. Iago, my nephew, was such a brave sous chef: he stood in the kitchen with me, with all that heat, and helped me through all the mixing/shaping/stuffing/baking. Once we placed the first baking sheet in the oven, he said “can I have the first cookie?” - he did have the first cookie, and then 2 more. :)

Chocolate chip-stuffed cookies

Chocolate chip-stuffed cookies
from Big Fat Cookies

2 cups (280g) unbleached all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (226g/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened for about 30 minutes
1 ½ cups (240g) packed light brown sugar
2 large cold eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups (505g/18 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until blended, about 1 minute. The mixture may look slightly curdled. On low speed, add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Mix in 2 cups (336g) of the chocolate chips.

Roll 2 tablespoons of dough between the palms of your hands into a ball, flatten it slightly to make a 2-inch (5cm) disk and place on one of the prepared baking sheets. Repeat to make a total of 16 disks, placing 8 on each baking sheet and spacing them 4 inches (10cm) apart. Leaving a ¼-inch (6mm) plain edge, lightly press 1 tablespoon* of the remaining chocolate chips onto each disk. Using the remaining dough, make 16 more disks, placing one on top of each chocolate-chip-topped disk. Press the dough disks gently to cover any of the chocolate chip filling that shows around the edges.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the edges are lightly browned but the centers are still pale golden, about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm (the filling will be soft and melted) or at room temperature.

The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

* I ended up using less than 1 tablespoon of chips – it was difficult placing all that amount of chocolate inside each disk of cookie dough.

Makes: 16 large cookies – Iago and I got 18

Chocolate chip-stuffed cookies

46 comments:

Lydia said...

As soon as I saw the photo, I had to go to the kitchen to get a chocolate chip cookie just so I could finish reading this post without too much cookie envy!!! Iago is a lucky boy and a very good sous chef!

bittersweetblog said...

Oh those cookies do look so incredible, I can see that they would be worth the agonizing heat from the oven! Now I'm craving chocolate chips for some reason... ;)

Amy said...

Your nephew sounds adorable! Those cookies look delicious, I would like one or two (or three) right now. :D

Peter M said...

Pat, you evil gal...stuffed with chocolate chips....Ummm!

maybahay said...

you make the best cookies!

LyB said...

I love that you baked these with your nephew, so cute! And that recipe, 3 cups of chocolate chips!! Woohoo!

Kevin said...

Stuffing the cookie with chocolate chips is a great twist on chocolate chip cookies.

Zen Chef said...

I love you!
:-)

MrsPresley said...

mmmm... chocolate stuffing! what a great idea! i can't wait to try this recipe to compare it w/the others :)

MrsPresley said...

oh, and thank you so much for the kind words about my blog :)

Manggy said...

It's been a LONG time since I've made cookies (they annihilate a diet too easily, popping one after the other in your mouth). Those are totally making me hungry!

cakebrain said...

those cookies look delish!

Cindy. Lo. said...

There are so many chocolate chip cookies pictures out there,
But somehow this one actually makes me "craving" for chocolate chip cookies.
Hungry..

Barbara said...

oh Yum, I put on a couple of pounds just looking at the picture.

canarygirl said...

Uh, oh. I can feel my thighs expanding already! What a delicious recipe, Patricia!

Toni said...

As if using lots and lots of chocolate chips wasn't enough! Where's my glass of milk?!!

Dhanggit said...

this is the most sinful cookies that i have ever seen.. choco chips and they are even stuffed..yum

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lydia, I have to admit that posting it made me crave it again... Too bad I had nothing around to nibble! :)

Hannah, we were so tired after we finished baking these (because of the heat) - it was very rewarding, though. :)

Amy, he is! He is such a sweet kid.

Pete, I had a laugh with you. :)

May, thank you, sweetie!

LyB, he is adorable, I really like spending time with him.

Kevin, I thought so, too. :)

Zen - ;)

Hi, sweetie! There's no need to thank me, you have a wonderful blog and everyone should know that!

Mark, I know... It was a good thing I shared these with loads of people, otherwise my pants would not fit me anymore. :S

Cakebrain, thank you!

Cindy, thank you!

Barbara, me too, my dear friend. :S

Nikki, tell me about it! My thighs need some exercise, you know. :)

Toni, hahahaha, I'll pour some for you, nice and cold!

Dhanggit, loads of chocolate here. :)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey Patricia, these Chocolate chip cookies look so Decadent - just as well they turned out extra large! No wonder Iago is such an enthusiastic sous chef! Lucky Chap!

Bellini Valli said...

Chocolate chip stuffed cookies...I'm definitely sold!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

You're my kind of baker. What does heat matter when there are cookies to be made?? These look delicious!

linda said...

So that would make them chocolate chipper cookies :D They look absolutely delicious!

Deborah said...

OOhhh, this is my kind of chocolate chip cookie!

cookworm said...

Yum, you are reminding me that it has been too long since I've had a proper chocolate chip cookie :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Just when I though chocolate chips couldn't get better, I see yours!

Cynthia said...

You are not a nice person, you are an absolute temptress! You have stuffed the cookie with chocolate-chips?! Naughty and nice :)

Kieran said...

I love chocolate chip cookies! Looks so tempting.

Maya said...

Hi Patricia:

I would send you the blondies if lived closer!!

I discovered 3 half packets of chocolate chips in my pantry yesterday..

Katy said...

yum, yum, yum!!! i love that you can barely see the cookie through all that chocolatey goodness on the inside!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Carol, he's such a special kid. I was lucky to have him as my helper!

Bellini, I'm glad you like these.

Lynn, I was almost melting with all that heat, but who cares?? :)

Linda, I like the name you gave them!

Deb, they were huge, sweetie.

Cookworm, it's time you baked some again. :)

Susan, tks, sweetie!

Cynthia, I never meant to be mean, my dear friend. :)

Kieran, thank you for visiting!

Maya, I'd be lucky to have those blondies. :)
Those choc chips are about to turn into something good, I can tell. :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Katy, thank you, dear!

Emiline said...

Those are lovely cookies! Nice and big and sturdy.
I like the they're called, Chocolate Chip Stuffed...
That's a great idea.

You and your nephew need to try and keep cool! Go swimming.
It's snowing here, today.

Brilynn said...

You could stuff these with all sorts of things and they would be awesome! Like caramels...

Maryann said...

A big glass of cold milk and your cookies for dunking and I'd be good to go :)

Cakespy said...

Cookies=good. Cookies with surprise chocolatey goodness inside=AWESOME.

Carla said...

I never would have thought of a stuffed chocolate chip cookie. Another recipe for my to-bake list lol

KJ said...

Wow, this is my kind of cookie. i have copied the recipe and i will be trying them. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Step aside, stuffed pizza! You have been bumped from the pecking order.

Patricia, I was just looking back in the last 25 posts in your feed. At least 8 of them are chocolate. That's a very good ratio. : )

Dana said...

Omg, these look PERFECT. Like, I would expect to find them in a first-class bakery. YUM!

Hillary said...

I just love the idea of "stuffed" cookies. Great job!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I need a chocolate chip cookie NOW! Dang! Stuffed cookies, how can it get better!!

Mar said...

I've been on a cookie kick, and those look like the perfect cookie to try next! Just not on a day I want two million of them.

Kristen said...

This sounds so good! Stuffed cookies!
Delicious, as always Patricia!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmmm cookies with extra chocolate stuffed inside. Yum! They look so good.

Tartelette said...

Oh man! If B. sees that I am in trouble...he might propose to you!!
I think he is ready for cookies now after macarons other "whatnots" (his words!)...!!

thecoffeesnob said...

Wow, i love chocolate chip cookies. These look fantastic, Pat! :)

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