Saturday, February 23, 2008

We love chocolate chip cookies..

and I love a challenge.. The kids and I watched Throwdown with Bobby Flay on the foodnetwork the other night.. He was doing chocolate chip cookies and the throwdown was with Levain Bakery in New York.. Their cookies looked so yummy the kids and I decided to make some, but no luck in finding the recipe.. We did find a blog where several people were trying to copy it and I think they were successful!! Made the Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies this morning. and My oh My!! These are not cookies for the faint of heart..Each one weights 4 ounces and are great big, fill your tummy cookies.. the kind where you almost need to share one with someone.. Some of these babies are going to making their way to the vet's office (need to run and get dog food for the diabetic dog!) the H3 Petfoods (need for for the "non-diabetic" dogs) and to the lady at the book mobile (she always saves me the newest books out by my favorite author!!) These cookies ought to keep me in good stead with all of them!! AND, I love sharing!! Give them a try, if you dare!!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups AP flour
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp baking soda
12 ounces (2 cups) chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
1 cup walnuts

Cream butter and sugars until just mixed.. Add eggs and dry ingredients.. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.. You may have to mix by hand.. Dough should not be real sticky.. Divide into 12- 4 ounce portions and bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes.. Don't overbake..


Jessica "Su Good Sweets" said...

Wooohoo, congrats on your cookies! Can't wait to see the recipe for your oatmeal cookies.

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Lisa2k said...


This is Lisa from the Su Good Sweets Levain comment section. My Google account 'obviously' has a different moniker :)

That said, your cookies turned out beautiful! Too bad we can't eat these on a day to day basis, huh?

Also, I wish I could take a look at the actual Levain Bakery I'd love to see how close I got to it.

Debbie G said...

These sure do look yummy! I am going to have to try these the next time the grandchildren are here. They love to bake with me.

jan said...

Ohhhh yum yum yum yum, I can nearly taste them. Must get A to have a go at these.

Shari said...

Yummy! These cookies look so good Elaine!

Amy said...

Hmmmm!!! Looks SO good!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Judy said...

Elaine - I made these today after 2 unsuccesful attempts. I studied blogs and comments and made adjustments, and they turned out scone-like like Levain's. My photos are not great, but they're on my blog ( if you're interested. I changed the flavoring and they are absolutely the best cookies. Wish I lived near Levain so I could compare. I'm new to your blog but will return to find more of your recipes.

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