Thursday, October 28, 2010

Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies & Chocolate Studded Snickerdoodles

Forgive me if I forsake all Halloween baking and only focus on baking cookies. I’ve bought bags of new chips that I haven’t tried before (swirled chips, toffee bits, sugar-free chips) and can’t think of anything else than turning on my oven and spend every afternoon baking cookies. No cookbook needed. I just followed the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip packet. I made two batches today: swirled chocolate chip cookies & chocolate studded snickerdoodles. The swirled chip cookies rate 4 out of 5, the snickerdoodles 2.5 out of 5.


Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies




Adapted from Nestlé® Toll House® Swirled™ Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Premier White Morsel Cookies
Makes 4 ½ dozen

Ingredients:
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ⅔ cups swirled chocolate & white chocolate chips

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Top dollops with remaining morsels.
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes: remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Chocolate Studded Snickerdoodles




Adapted from Nestlé® Toll House® Cherry – Chocolate Studded Snickerdoodles
Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients:
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 ½ cups plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ⅔ cups swirled chocolate & white chocolate chips
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, 1 ½ cups sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 ¼ cups morsels.
- Combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Roll dough into 1 ¼-inch balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Top balls with remaining morsels.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes or just until centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes: remove to wire racks to cool completely.

14 comments:

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Okay, I'm dying of darlingness here! The dark and white chocolate swirled chocolate chip cookies are the cutest things and a must-bake!

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Danielle said...

Snickerdoodles are a hard cookie.. they have to be done perfectly or else they taste strange. But the swirled chip cookies look delicious! Yum(:

Mariel Torres said...

can these look any more delicious?!?!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello there...I check in often for your great recipes....we are finally back home and staying put for a while....not motorhoming.....SO I AM MAKING THESE BABIES.....THEY LOOK EASY PEASY AND SOUND DELICIOUS!!

Xo

Jo

Cornflake said...

Very, very pretty! :-)

Becca said...

mmm the chocolate chip cookies look really good. ive never tried the swirled chocolate chips before...maybe i should try them next time i bake cookies.

Eliana said...

I would have never thought of adding chocolate chips to snickerdoodles (my new favorite cookie) but what a great idea! These look super delicious.

Chele said...

Love the swirled choc chips! Far too cute for words. never tried Snickerdoodles but I'm thinking its a bout time I started!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

they look yummy! love those chips..so cute ! have a great weekend!!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh those swirl chips are fun. Yummy yummy!

cakeje van eigen deeg said...

I was addicted to snickerdoodles in the US. I think I'll surprise my boyfriend soon with a batch of them!

WizzyTheStick said...

oh wow! Such cute choc chips. I wonder if I can find them where I live. I'll be on the lookout that's for sure

"All things French" said...

They would be so... yummy, dunked !! but then the pretty little swirl would melt. oh well!
Have a lovely week & keep cooking
~Dianne~

Lucie said...

Those are the cutest chips ever! I can understand how they would make you want to bake cookies...over and over again!!!