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Introduction

Experience the epitome of cookie perfection with our Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are a symphony of textures, combining the crunch of pecans with the melty richness of chocolate chunks and chips. The secret to their decadence? A perfect balance of cold salted butter, quality chocolate, and a dash of baking magic. Let’s dive into the steps of creating these delightful treats that will elevate your cookie game.

Who This Recipe Is For

This Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is for anyone who appreciates the heavenly combination of crunchy nuts and gooey chocolate in a perfectly baked cookie. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a novice in the kitchen, these cookies are a delightful addition to your repertoire, promising a burst of flavor in every bite.

Ingredients and Kitchen Equipment

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter, cold (cut into half-inch chunks)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Kitchen Equipment:

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper

Instructions: Crafting Cookie Perfection

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C) for that perfect bake.

Step 2: Dry Ingredient Mix

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients – flour, cornstarch, baking soda, white sugar, and brown sugar.

Step 3: Cream the Butter

  1. In another large mixing bowl, cream the cold salted butter with the egg and vanilla at medium speed until perfectly creamy and combined.

Step 4: Combine Wet and Dry

  1. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing thoroughly after each addition.

Step 5: Add Mix-Ins

  1. Once combined, gently fold in the delightful mix-ins: chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans.

Step 6: Shape and Bake

  1. Using about 2 tablespoons of dough (1 tablespoon for a smaller cookie), shape the dough into balls and place them 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 7: Perfect Bake

  1. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes. If you prefer a smaller cookie, reduce the baking time to 6-7 minutes for gooey goodness.

Step 8: Cool and Enjoy

  1. As soon as they’re out of the oven, savor the aroma and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.

Tips for Cookie Success

  • Use cold butter for a perfect cookie texture.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate for varied flavor profiles.
  • For extra richness, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of each cookie before baking.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of cold milk for the ultimate treat. They also make a delightful gift or party favor when wrapped in colorful packaging.

Conclusion

Indulge in the bliss of Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies – a celebration of textures and flavors that will leave you craving more. Bake a batch and share the joy with friends and family.

FAQs

  1. Can I use unsalted butter instead of salted?
    • Yes, you can. Adjust the salt content according to your taste preference.
  2. Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use?
    • Absolutely. Shape the dough into balls, freeze on a tray, and then transfer to a freezer bag. Bake directly from frozen, adding a couple of minutes to the baking time.
  3. What’s the purpose of cornstarch in the recipe?
    • Cornstarch contributes to a softer and more tender cookie texture.
  4. Can I substitute pecans with another nut?
    • Certainly! Walnuts or almonds make excellent alternatives.
  5. How do I store leftover cookies?
    • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or freeze for longer shelf life.

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