Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

My middle son Elijah can't stand anything chocolate.  He has refused to eat chocolate since he was a baby - so much so that when given chocolate milk he would spit it out, and then look at you as if you've committed a major crime.  I'm not sure where he gets this from - everyone else in the family LOVES chocolate.  Maybe he was switched at birth?  Just kidding.  Since our other sons were out for the weekend I decided to make Elijah one of his favorite cookies - white chocolate chip.  He loves these - and ate almost ALL of them.  I use the basic Toll House recipe and substitute the brown chips for white.

I've also been working on my food photography.  I find the art of food photography fascinating.  I didn't realize how much prep work goes into getting that perfect shot.  I have found that my pictures come out looking the best with natural sunlight.  I had to take about 16 shots before I got the two pictured below.  Enjoy!


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 bag fine quality white chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture
  6. Stir in white chocolate chips
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto ungreased baking sheet
  8. Bake 9-11 min, or until golden brown
  9. Cool on baking sheets for at least 2 min before transferring them to cooling rack
  10. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies

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