Chewy. Warm. Gooey. Chocolate. YUM!
One of our favorite things to bake is chocolate chip cookies! My kids LOVE eating, they are boys after all, and they love helping in the kitchen. We believe a cookie right out of the oven, warm, with gooey dark chocolate is the only way to enjoy a cookie.
Since my husband and I currently work full time and have three boys with sports and commitments, we have a trick to making warm cookies happen a couple nights a week. Our secret, we freeze the cookie dough in balls, in a glass pyrex container, so we can pop a frozen cookie dough ball on a cookie sheet for a homemade treat in 9 minutes.
This recipe took years before we created a “just right” cookie dough, but it was worth the wait as we LOVE this recipe. (My oldest wanted to type up the recipe, below is all his handy work… Proud mama!)
- 2 cups einkorn flour (You can purchase through the link)
- 2 sticks of unsalted grass fed butter (room temp)
- 1 cup of organic maple sugar
- 1 cup organic dark chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs from happy chickens (We have weekly egg pick up, if you are local, for happy chicken eggs. Just email us.)
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder (aluminum free)
- 1/2 cup organic raw chopped nuts such as walnuts, almonds or cashews (optional)
- Let the 2 sticks of grass fed butter get to room temperature.
- Add the 2 sticks to the mixer.
- Add the 1 cup of Maple Sugar to the mixer.
- Mix well or until smooth.
- While it is mixing, add the chocolate chips and nuts in a bowl. Set aside.
- When the butter and sugar are combined, add the two eggs, sea salt, baking powder and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar. Mix well.
- Gradually, add the 2 cups flour.
- When those ingredients are added, fold in the chocolate chips and the optional nuts.
- Line a tray with parchment paper. (We prefer the unbleached brand, like 365.)
- Use a spoon and spoon balls of dough on the paper. (See picture)
- Then bake on convection bake, 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. We use the convection bake setting or the cookies will burn. You know your oven.
- Then, enjoy when slightly cooled.
Written By: Brandon (Age 10) and Dawn