Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Let’s talk about chocolate chip cookies – life’s perfect cookie.  I think everyone likes chocolate chip cookies and it seems that everyone has their own favorite recipe.  I don’t discriminate, I like all different types of chocolate chip cookies – crispy, chewy, soft, I’ll eat them all.

But if you made me choose my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe,  it has to be Jacques Torres’.  The large size means that the edges are slightly crispy, while the inside is soft and gooey.  The caramel flavor of the brown sugar really shines through.  The sprinkling of sea salt at the end is the perfect compliment to the rich, dark chocolate.    I’m still open to other recipe suggestions, but I have tried quite a few different recipes and I keep coming back to this one.  … 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookie Bars

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When I stumbled upon this recipe on King Arthur’s website I knew I had to make it.  (As a side note, I love using King Arthur flour in my baking, and their site has some great recipes!)  The salty-sweet combo of the pretzels and chocolate are enough to win me over, but then add in peanut butter?  I’m in heaven.  And to top it all off, it is so easy!  Plus you can make it on a whim because you don’t need to have room temperature ingredients.  I knew this would be the perfect recipe to make for my friend’s St. Patrick’s day party.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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This blog needs a cookie post.  In fact the first post probably should have been a cookie post.  Now granted I am just getting started, so there are so many things that I want to post about.  But if you have been reading all of my posts up until now, you probably don’t realize quite how obsessed I am with dessert!  Specifically with cookies, although I don’t really discriminate.  My favorite cookie recipes usually include chocolate or peanut butter.  Or better yet, both.  This recipe for chocolate peanut butter chip cookies is one of my absolute favorites.  It is my go-to when I am bringing cookies to a party because everyone loves them (and because I know I won’t mess up the recipe!)  I also like that you don’t need a mixer for it – I love my KitchenAid, but sometimes I just don’t feel like dealing with it.  Another plus is that you don’t need to leave the butter out at room temperature.  Sometimes, I just can’t wait that long to make cookie dough.  It is a rich, moist cookie with the most amazing chocolate flavor, studded with perfect peanut butter chips.  And if for some crazy reason you don’t like peanut butter chips (if you are allergic that is one thing, but if you just don’t like peanut butter I’m not sure we can be friends…), you can sub in any kind of chip you want!  Green mint chips are fun around Christmas time…. 

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