Monday, February 27, 2012

See's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love visiting the See's Candies stores! Not only do I get to pick out a little treat for myself, but everyone gets a free sample for just walking in the door. During my most recent visit, I picked up a bag of See's Semi-Sweet chocolate chips. At a price of $5.75 for a one pound bag, I really hoped they would be good. The back of the bag has a recipe for chocolate chip cookies as well as chocolate brownies. Each recipe calls for a full one pound of chocolate chips, so I halved the recipe (halved recipe is below). 
The See's chips themselves were about five times the size of a normal chocolate chip and tasted great on their own. The resulting cookie was chewy and tasted better the next day than warm from the oven. Because of the large size of the chips, some bites were super chocolatey while others (about half of the bites in the cookie) were without any chocolate. I absolutely would make this recipe again using normal sized chocolate chips in order to get a more even distribution of chocolate. I could taste the quality of the See's chocolate chips, but due to the cost, I would not use them for everyday baking. Check back soon for the See's Brownies using the remaining half of the chocolate chips!

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 bag of See's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (about 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter well until it is fluffy. Add the sugars and mix well. Mix in the egg. Gradually stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Yields 18 cookies.

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