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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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This cookie dough is almost like a thick cake batter; if it is warm when it goes into the oven, it will spread too much. If needed, chill the dough briefly before baking.

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  • Yield: Makes about 42

Source: Everyday Food, June 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly firm and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnut or pecan pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add sour cream, and beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Fold in chocolate and nuts.

  3. Drop dough in mounds (2 level tablespoons each) at least 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets (as you work, chill any remaining dough until ready to bake).

  4. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are golden brown but still soft to the touch, 15 to 16 minutes (chilled dough will take longer). Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • MS11285291
    4 SEP, 2011
    love these cookies!!! best soft chocolate cookies ever! I only had salted butter so I cut down the amount of salt by half and they turned out perfect!
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  • Tootieanne
    18 AUG, 2011
    These are absolutely the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. Friends and neighbors (and my husband) love them.
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  • bpriddyinc
    14 JUL, 2011
    These are the worst cookies ever. Cookie baking is my specialty and I have already ripped up the recipe and thrown it away. Shame on you for posting it.
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  • cookie4clay
    27 SEP, 2010
    these are very cakelike, which is not what a cookie should be. i didn't know how the sour cream would affect the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. now i know never to use sour cream for cookies! i'm reluctant to even give these away because i'm embarrassed about the texture.
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  • patcash
    27 SEP, 2010
    It is now September 27, 2010 ande video still not working. Not at all now. : )
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  • cookiecrazed
    21 SEP, 2010
    My kids love these cookies! They are soft and not overly sweet. We love the cake like texture and it is a nice change to a crispy cookie. Everyone who has tried them has raved about them. The sour cream is the secret to the texture and you cannot taste it. Everyone is surprised when I tell them what is in the cookies. I make them all the time and have passed on the recipe to friends.
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  • lisamaria
    16 SEP, 2009
    I keep posting a comment and it's not showing up. I made these cookies after all. My conclusion is...I prefer a chewier chocolate chip cookie. These are very cakelike in texture due to the addition of sour cream, and in my opinion, that is not an ingredient that belongs in chocolate chip cookies. Would not make again.
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  • lisamaria
    13 SEP, 2009
    Video still not working...I really would like to read more comments on this recipe. They look really good because I like chunky, think cookies and not flat ones. Wish I could see the whole video! Grrr...
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  • prinesskikio12
    27 DEC, 2008
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  • prinesskikio12
    27 DEC, 2008
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