Thursday, September 20, 2012

Black & Whites from "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder"

When Randi choose our book for book club, she thought it would be fun if we each choose a recipe from the book and brought some cookies that night. I decided to make the Black & White recipes. I'm not sure how to site a source when stealing a recipe from a book, but the book is called "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke. My Kindle doesn't show page numbers, but it is about a 3rd into the book.

Black & Whites
2 cups chocolate chips
3/4 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1/2 - 1 cup confectioners' sugar
No need to preheat the oven. The dough will need to chill first.

Melt chocolate chips with butter. (Microwave on high power for 2 minutes, then stir until smooth.) Mix in sugar and let cool. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla, baking powder and salt. Add flour and mix well.

Chill dough for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°.

Roll walnut-sized dough balls with your hands. Drop the balls into a bowl with the powdered sugar and roll them around until well coated. (Put dough back in fridge if its gets too soft.)

Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet. (They flatten as they bake.) Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes.