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  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

    The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield who owned the Toll House Inn located in Massachusetts. The 1938 edition of the cookbook was the first to include the recipe “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie” which rapidly became a favorite cookie in American and still is. There have been countless variations of the chocolate chip cookie, but the recipe below is The Best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had. I have tried dozens of chocolate chip recipes with all sorts of variations but this is the hands down winner! Preheat your oven to 350. Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large egg, at room temperature 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp…

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  • Baking with Chocolate

    Baking with Chocolate

    What’s the difference between bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate? Can I use Dutch cocoa in all my recipes calling for cocoa? Understanding the difference in chocolate and how they are used is essential to baking. In this guide, we’ll identify the characteristics of those chocolates used in baking. Cocoa is the dry chocolate powder derived from chocolate liquor. It comes in two types: natural and Dutch process. Dutch processed cocoa is processed with an alkaline. It is slightly darker, smoother, and more easily dissolved than natural cocoa. In many recipes, natural cocoa and Dutch cocoa are not interchangeable. Natural cocoa is slightly acidic and will therefore chemically react with baking soda to create carbon dioxide…

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  • Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Cake flour gives the cookie a little more body than the regular unbleached flour. You may use any of your favorite brands. If you are making smaller cookies don’t forget that the baking time goes down. Baking is similar to a gigantic chemistry experiment. The best way to get the experiment right is to keep experimenting. Once you have found the best combinations of ingredients and procedures, stick with it. You can experiment with most cookie recipes to adjust to your own taste. Remember the more brown sugar you use the more chewy type cookie you create. Ingredients: 4 cups (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups yellow cake mix 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 4…

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