Although I didn't add nuts to this batch, I also like to process the cup of nuts to a fine grind (instead of chopping them) because it gives the cookies a really nice texture and the hint of nutty flavor. And, finally, since chocolate chip cookies are best fresh from the oven, I will never bake up the full batch, but rather just set the unbaked cookies on a sheet pan and them freeze them. Once they are frozen I store them in a freezer bag and just bake up a few whenever I need a little chocolate fix.
|mise en place|
|creaming the butter and sugar|
|in go the eggs|
|then the flour|
|and finally the chips (and nuts) get stirred in|
|I use a mini scoop so all of the cookies bake evenly|
|the first scoop is the same size as the last|
|ready for the freezer|
|warm, gooey and delicious!|
Bye for now...