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       Title: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chefs Cuisiniers Club)
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 60 servings
  
   3 1/2 c  Flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking soda
   1 1/2 ts Salt
       2    Vanilla beans; split
            -length-wise
       3    Unsalted butter; softened
       1 c  +2 t firmly packed brown
       1 c  +2 t granulated sugar
       3 lg Eggs
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
       3 c  Semisweet chocolate chips;
            -or chunks, 1 lb.
   1 1/2 c  Chopped walnuts
  
   Recipe by: Gourmet Magazine/Cyberealm
   In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Scrape
   vanilla
   bean seeds from pods into standing electric mixer, reserving pods for
   another
   use if desired, and add butter and sugars, beating until light and fluffy.
   One at a time, beat in eggs, beating well after each addition, and beat in
   vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and beat until dough just comes
   together.
   Stir in chocolate chips or chunks and walnuts (do not overmix).
   
    Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on
   parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly with a metal spatula
   and
   bake cookies in batches in middle of the oven until golden, 12 to 15
   minutes.
   Tranfer cookies with spatula to racks to cool.
   
    Source: The Chefs Cuisiniers Club of NYC [now closed] - from Gourmet
   Magazine, June 1995 Typed in MM format by Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS
   315-786-1120
  
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