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               CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (CHEFS CUISINIERS CLUB
 
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 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Kooknet                          Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3 1/2   c            Flour
    1 1/2   ts           Baking soda
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    2                    Vanilla beans, split length-
                         -wise
    3                    Sticks (1 1/2 c) unsalted
                         .butter, softened
    1       c            +2 T firmly packed brown
                         .sugar
    1       c            +2 T granulated sugar
    3       lg           Eggs
    1 1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
    3       c            Semisweet chocolate chips
                         (or chocolate chunks about
                         1 pound)
    1 1/2   c            Chopped walnuts (about 1/3
                         .lb)
 
   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.
   Transfer cookies with spatula to racks to cool.
  
 
 
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