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               Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chefs Cuisiniers Club)
 
 Recipe By     : Gourmet Magazine/Cyberealm
 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Chocolate
                 Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3 1/2  cups          Flour
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Baking soda
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Salt
    2                    Vanilla beans -- split length-wise
    3      sticks        unsalted butter -- softened
    1      cup           +2 T firmly packed brown
    1      cup           +2 T granulated sugar
    3      large         Eggs
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Vanilla extract
    3      cups          Semisweet chocolate chips -- or chunks, 1 lb.
    1 1/2  cups          Chopped walnuts
 
 Preheat oven to 350F.
 
  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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