I have so much left over chocolate from Christmas, just sitting in my pantry. I really didn’t want to see myself eating all of it so I decided to throw it into a batch of cookies and allow other people to eat it for me ;). These cookies were huge, with inspiration from Vanilla Sugar, and definitely tasty. I prefer to cook with semi-sweet chocolate, but no one seemed to mind the combo of dark, white, and milk chocolate chunks.
Good with a big glass of milk, and Even better when used to sandwich ice cream. Nom nom nom.
Now I’m just chilling around the house, trying to clean things up and get ready to go back to school. I am going to head out to Lake Louise tomorrow and get a last day in of skiing. Should be fun!
Left-Over Christmas Chocolate Studded Cookies
2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
¾ tbsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped left over chocolate (I used white, dark, and milk)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (you will end up making many batches).
Whisk all the dry ingredients together; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, mix well. Then add in the dry mixture, mix until just combined. Now, fold in chocolate pieces.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out dough onto cookie sheet. Keep cookies 2 inches apart.
Bake about 11-14 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Once puffy and lightly browned, take out!! Don’t over-cook.
Makes about 18 large cookies.
Spend the last few precious days of holidays outside and doing fun stuff! Go to the mountains and ski your butts off. Hang out with friends who you won’t see again till summer (or even longer). Spend time with your family until you are so sick of them that it will take the next semester to finally miss them again.
I hope everyone had a great break! I’m stoked to get back to VanCity for some good times up at Whistler, and to see all my roomies again.
Happy Baking! xox