EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
November 23, 2016 Kimberlie

EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

Everything Chocolate Chip Cookie, The Finer Cookie.

I've been making these cookies for 25 years. They are by far the best Chocolate Chip Cookie I know. You cannot mistake them; they are chock full of chocolate, but the crunchy textures of the nuts and granola create an indescribable pleasure. The fruity dates make them succulent, and the dry shredded coconut aerates the overall flavours. The end result is a Chocolate Chip Cookie that hands down, beats the competition. Use the best chocolate possible, and enjoy. Leave me your comments below.

This recipe is known in my house as the Everything Cookie, but it’s original name is "Lori Tayor's "Chocolate Chippers" and is slightly adapted from Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen.

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MIS-EN-PLACE FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • Measure the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
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    Butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.

  • In another bowl, combine the egg and vanilla and set aside. Coarsely chop the dates.
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    Coarsely chopped dates.

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in a small bowl. Coarsely chop the chocolate or measure the chocolate chips. Combine it with the coconut, granola and walnuts. Set the bowl aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking liner.

MAKING THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • Cream the softened butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Stir in dates and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to soften the dates.
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    The batter with the softening dates.

  • Softening the dates is very important to the overall texture of the cookies. Beat the dates, butter and sugar at high speed for 3 minutes. The colour will lighten and the mixture will become very creamy.
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    The cookie dough after the dates have softened and the dough has been whipped and fluffy.

  • Stir the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder into creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in coconut, granola, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • I prefer to chill the dough at this point. The chilled dough makes for a thicker cookie; however, you can begin to prepare them for baking at this point. Drop the batter by the tablespoon or with a #40 scoop onto a parchment lined or lightly greased cookie sheet, no more than 9 per sheet.
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    Measure your cookie dough with a scoop to get them all the same size.

BAKE THE COOKIES

  • Bake at 350º until lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. You can choose to bake them to a soft set in the center with browned edges, or wait until the center is firm to the touch.
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    The cookies just out of the oven.

  • With a spatula, immediately remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
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    Cooling on the rack and disappearing one by one.

  • everything chocolate chip cookie the finer cookie

    Everything Chocolate Chip Cookie, The Finer Cookie.

10 Comments

  1. Diane Mac Kay 3 months ago

    Hi Kim,
    Those cookies are great! My husband, who doesn’t like dates, never noticed anything and I kept the secret… best chocolate chip cookies I ever baked

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      Kimberlie 3 months ago

      This makes me very happy. I love these cookies as much as you do. Thanks so much for your comment.

  2. Michele 3 months ago

    Kim, you are the best! I will have to try these!!

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      Kimberlie 3 months ago

      Let me know. They’re really delicious.

  3. faithy 3 months ago

    These cookies look amazing! You are definitely the Queen of Cookies. 🙂

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      Kimberlie 3 months ago

      Thank you Faithy

  4. Vicki 3 months ago

    OMG!!! I’ve had these cookies before! Literally twenty years ago a friend in Iowa started a home baking business and these were her best selling cookies, along with my daughter’s, who was quite young at the time, Ghirardelli chocolate brownie recipe! I have missed these for years. You have no idea how happy this makes me!

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      Kimberlie 3 months ago

      Vicki! These have been a favourite of mine for years. Tell me if they are as you remember them.

  5. Jake 3 days ago

    This is a really great base for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe but the addition of dried fruit and coconut really make this an elevated form of a classic. Using the proper technique as shown, is really what makes this cookie stand out. I will be making various forms of these regularly!

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      Kimberlie 3 days ago

      Hi Jake, Wonderful to hear. Please keep in touch and let me know each variation on the theme. Thanks so much for leaving me your comment.

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