36-Hour Chocolate Chip Cookies & Threadless Giveaway!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies. Milk. Afternoon showers. Looking at the shoreline through the window. That was just the medicine needed the other day. Even if just for the enticing aroma of warm chocolate wafting through the house. I did not know the power of chocolate chip cookies until I moved to the US though. We don't really do those back home. We have eclairs, macarons, financiers. These I knew as my pick up-feel better-never let me down treats. Until I met B.

Turns out I married a chocolate chip cookie monster. It does not matter which kind comes out of the oven, a tray usually disappears in its entirety as soon as the cookies are cool enough to handle. And before I am done with the batch I can pretty much start over. His favorites are hands down chocolate chip cookies and I think I have baked 100 different recipes so far. Always in search of the next best one.

I must say, after years of marriage and oodles of batches behind me that I get it. the French have their baguette and chocolate bar as a snack, here it's cookies and milk....and I love that too. Unlike B. I am good after a couple of cookies but I had to find a gluten free recipe now and one that he would not even blink twice about trying. And liking.

Cookies & Milk

I really had not particularly trying to find one until the good folks at Threadless contacted me about a promo they were doing. I have a personal rule not to do product review here, mostly because I hate to commit to a deadline for one when work is already full of deadlines as it is. But it's Threadless tees...I love them. I bought my first one four years ago and probably bought over a dozen for friends and family since then. They are awesome. Different, fun and they promote artists and individual talent.

Before I agreed I checked the selection they wanted to promote, trying to tie it in somehow with this blog and give you something back at the same time in the form of a new recipe. You can guess I fell in love with the Cookie Loves Milk design. And I had the perfect reason to search for that gluten free chocolate chip recipe my repertoire was missing.

I picked the most reliable gluten free source I know, my friend Shauna from Gluten Free Girl and The Chef. I know the extent with which her recipes are developed and the love she puts in making them for us around. If you doubt it, watch this video trailer for their upcoming cookbook. See what I mean? I picked her cookie recipe in the Blog Aid cookbook we both participated in to raise funds for the Haiti this past winter. Tons of your favorite bloggers contributed pictures and recipes! And dorky as I am, I baked in my brand new Cookie Loves Milk tee....

Milk

You know what I love about that tee-shirt? It brings a smile on everyone's face. Even the cranky bank teller giggled. Five seconds of giggles in your day and you have already done a great deal for your inner self. Smiling. The good for the soul kind of workout. Something I am definitely happy to promote and stand behind. Not to mention that this tee is so comfortable to wear I almost went to bed with it..eheheh! The flip-flops that came along? Just what I needed for the beach...

But that's not all... Threadless has nicely offered to giveaway a "Cookie Loves Milk" tee shirt to one lucky reader of this blog (they unfortunately ran out of flip-flops) and I am am adding a copy of the Blog Aid - Recipes For Haiti cookbook where the following recipe comes from. To enter:
- leave a comment on this post (why not tell me your favorite cookie?) between today Wednesday August 11th and Sunday August 15th, midnight eastern US time.
- one entry per person, duplicates will not be published
- no anonymous entry. Sign Zorro or Bambi if you must...

Threadless Tee


36-hour Chocolate Chip Cookies - originally adapted from David Leite from Leite's Culinaria, now adapted from Shauna's version.

Note: Read more about why 36 hours in the fridge makes them better here.

1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup corn starch (you can sub tapioca starch)
1 cup potato starch
1 cup millet flour
1 tablespoon xanthan gum
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup plus granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
Sea salt

In a large bowl, whisk together each of the flours and "starches" along with the xanthan gum, baking soda and baking powder.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and the sugars on medium speed for a couple of minutes. then mix for 1 minute more. Don’t overmix. the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well in between each addition and scraping the sides and bottom of your mixer bowl if necessary. Add the vanilla extract and beat an extra 30 seconds.

Add the flour mixture into the batter, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing just until the dry ingredients are coming together. Add the chocolate and mix briefly to incorporate.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 36 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F, position a rack in the middle of the oven and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
Scoop your preferred size of dough balls onto your baking sheet, 2 inches apart from each other. Sprinkle the tops with the sea salt.

Bake the cookies about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies or until golden brown. Let cool the cookies 10 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to cooling racks.

473 comments:

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Amanda le Panda said...

My favorite cookies are the outrageous chocolate chips I make. yummmm-y!

Lisa said...

love snickerdoodles!

Tina Braun said...

I love chocolate chip cookies... especially with milk.
How comforting!

Ada said...

I love Threadless, and I don't have this T-shirt yet! Do I really have to pick a favourite cookie? Something along the lines of chocolate dough with dark and white chocolate chunks and almonds... yum...

Lea said...

I love a good butter cookie. Thanks for the giveaway!

Joy said...

I'd say my favorite cookies are probably molasses crinkles. They are probably more of a Christmas time treat, but I like them all year long!

Emilja said...

I always love learning new chocolate chip recipes, and it being gluten free is such a bonus!! All my friends around the globs- France, Canada and USA always love chocolate chips :)

Jan said...

chocolate- chocolate chip... YUM!

Kendall said...

Mmmm...favorite cookie...I think mine is White Chocolate and Macadamia. Or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.


I'm hungry now...

- Kendall

Laurie said...

My favorite cookies are oatmeal. I love the sweet chewy goodness.

mkd said...

While I have enjoyed bittersweet chocolate cookies with candied orange peel, and spent many hours trying to perfect the texture of a lemon cornmeal concoction, at the end of the day my heart belongs to ... the chocolate chip cookie. So American, so ordinary, and so utterly right!

Chutzpah said...

Thanks! I've been looking for a good gluten-free recipe.

Lasha said...

wow, i would have to say that chocolate chip pecan cookies are my favorite cookies. I like to eat them with vanilla ice crema and watch a movie.

thanks for the giveaway!

Molly Ann Cartwright said...

Peanut Butter!

S said...

We all love cookies..and yes its would be nice to spread a smile with the tee!

The Lady Nomad said...

That t-shirt is too adorable!!!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

Looks like some serious competition to win this adorable tee shirt! A big smile on my face over here. My favorite cookie, anything that crumbles, tastes sweet and has gobs of calories :) xo
*fresh out of the oven is a bonus!

Tengo un horno y sé cómo usarlo said...

Great Cookies!
My favourites are ones my mum used to do using fresh milk cream. It got a bit sour after a couple of days on the fridge and that is what gave them their distintc flavour. Ohhh, my mouth is watering already just remembering.
A hug from Mallorca.

Christine said...

Hi

My all time favourite cookie would be triple chocolate chip cookies with Macademia nuts = ) Decadent !

Thank you for the giveaways.

Blessings
Christine

Sarah said...

I think that I'm probably a chocolate chip girl myself... but I'm always willing to try new recipes! And of course, there's really no such thing as a bad cookie!

Liisi said...

My favourites are oatmeal raisin cookies.

Susan said...

Linzer Cookies, in the shape of hearts of course. They are pretty, and festive for Valentines or Christmas.

Cassidy said...

That's a hard one, but either peanut butter chocolate chip or double chocolate. They're both delectable!

cakesnbakes said...

I always love a buttery sweet oatmeal raisin cookie, which can seem both homey and decadent at the same time. But I am also partial to homemade oreos!

jessjess said...

I love baking, but for some reason I don't like baking cookies. But what cookie I love to eat are the Girl Scout Lemonades. I love lemon!!!

FingerPrint said...

I'm undecided between chocolate chip and oatmeal and raisin cookies!

Tarts and Tattoos said...

Ha! I use this same picture on the t-shirt as my desk top. No one can resist a warm cookie with a cold glass of milk!

LisaB said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

I'd never heard of the 36-hour waiting period before. I will definitely have to try this.

My favorite cookie is whatever is warm out of the oven. No cookie is a bad cookie when it's warm!

Kelly-Jane said...

I thought I'd left a comment on this one, blogger must be playing me up.

Anyhow, lovely cookies and please enter me for your giveaway!

Marilou said...

Those cookies look scrumptious! My favourite cookie would have to be chunky oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, coconut and pecans... mmm...

Dani said...

Anything with WHITE CHOCOLATE and WALNUTS

Dr. Jean Layton-GFDoctor said...

My favorite cookie of all time was a puffed wheat cookie from an old Joy of Cooking cookbook.
But being gluten free means that this recipe must be adapted. I'm thinking millet puffs might bring back my joy.
I love the idea of giggles in my life, I'd love to alternate between this shirt and my Girl from Echinacea one.

Lucky's Luna said...

My favorite cookie is Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies! YUM!

luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kelly said...

Well, it has to be Chocolate Chip - it really can't be beat!

Sherri said...

Does shortbread count as a cookie? Because if I have to make anything, it's going to be shortbread! ;) And that shirt is hysterical and adorable at the same time..

Sara said...

Pretty hard to choose... but oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chip are a favorite of mine.

Linz said...

Chocolate chip cookies are the greatest of life's simple pleasures. Definitely my favorite cookie.

Love your blog, Helen!

LimeCake said...

My favourite ever since I can remember are Digestive biscuits - sort of the the British/Australian version of Graham crackers

Fahrenheit 350° said...

I came in search of hints on how to get my macarons to NOT stick to the pan, and found this lovely contest! I love the nestle chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with browned butter on the brain I'm thinking perhaps that might be a delicious reason to bake up a batch - gluten free no, but I don't need a reason to try 2 recipes at all!

Emily said...

Peanut butter and chocolate chip.

Arielle Rassel said...

You really can't beat a classic chocolate chip cookie, but I also love snickerdoodles!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! my fav is double choc chip mmmm. I also love the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe....i've tried many other choc chip recipes that don't come close to it!!

-Alissa

sara @ CaffeIna said...

Oh that's sooo cute! I want it! I want it! My husband wears only Threadless t-shirts...I could finally match him :)

diana said...

Chocolate chip walnut is my favorite cookie. Yum!

Jenifer Smith said...

Such a cute shirt. My favorite cookie is butter toffee crunch.

MamaB said...

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

Steph said...

My favorite cookie? It comes down to a cross between a meringue and chocloate mousse cookie and white chocolate with cranberries. Yum.

Jas. said...

fab tee! I am loving my recent addition to the gluten free cookie world - chocolate mint thins. A crispy, crunchy chocolate biteful of minty goodness for the tastebuds!

charlene020 said...

I am a double chocolate chunk with dark and white chocolate chunks - Yum!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

Meringues. It's like biting into a cloud!

The Urban Baker said...

these look great. i am going to make them for my son's friend ( she's 12) who is insulin resistant. some of these flours she cannot have, but i am going to try and modify! yum!

marye said...

I <3 world peace cookies!!

Dana said...

Great T-shirt! Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite!

Jane said...

Oatmeal gumdrop was a favorite at a summer camp where I worked. It took a few hours to chop all the gumdrops and walnuts for a massive batch to feed hundreds, but they all disappeared!

Brittany said...

I LOVE peanut butter cookies!

Zilla said...

I love, love, love cookies and since going gluten-free have learned to make great GF cookies. Here are a few of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes from my blog: Chocolate chip with dried cherries (http://f-zilla.blogspot.com/2010/02/chocolate-chip-cookies-with-dried.html) and modifying my Mum's Chocolate chip oatmeal: (http://f-zilla.blogspot.com/2008/05/sacrilege-or-really-good-cookie.html) Enjoy!!

eachstarthere said...

Gingerbread cookies are my favorite... I've been gluten free since January so I'll tackle gluten free gingerbread in a few months!

Are there peach cookies?

Chelsea said...

chocolate chip have always been my fave, but shortbread cookies are right up there

Robin (Hippo Flambe) said...

I think my favorite cookie would be oatmeal lace gluten free cookies. I can have gluten but a classmate of my sons cannot, there is no difference in flavor between the gluten free and regular version, he was so happy to be able to share in the treats my son brought in for his birthday.

-Robin

ChowBellas said...

Cant wait to try these....

LittleWit said...

My favorite cookies are chocolate with peanut butter chips. :) yum!

Anna said...

I'm a sucker for a good oatmeal raisin (or oatmeal chocolate chip). Can't beat the classics!

Joyce M said...

Macarons and chocolate oatmeal cookies ;)

Laura said...

My boyfriend is a cookie monster, too. He always asks me to make smaller batches so that he won't devour them all straight out of the oven. I can't even begin to count the number of times I've made cookies for him during college; it was the perfect pick-me-up after or during a long night of studying. His favorite is white chocolate-chip macadamia nut, but I'm more of a snickerdoodle/peanut butter kinda girl. :) I'm hoping to try out salted caramel soon!

Debs said...

Oh yum, these cookies sound delicious.

They would look fab on our Versace try giveaway too, pop over & enter http://debskitchencreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-beautiful-versace-piece-to-add.html

Jenni said...

Can't go wrong with the classic chocolate chip cookie.

Alanna said...

I make chocolate chips for my husband at least once a week. They are so comforting, especially with a glass of cold milk!

carolph said...

Choc chip is the favorite in my house....especially sandwiched around some good gelato.

gutterflower said...

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, no questions asked!

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle said...

I know this post is older and you've done a giveaway and I'm late to the party but you made me smile with your comments about our American staple of chocolate chip cookies!

Several years ago, Denver hosted World Youth Day, when Catholic teenagers from the world over converge on one city for fellowship and on the last day a Mass given by the Pope. Yes, him, the real Pope.

A friend mentioned that she was hosting some kids from another country and because she knew I had some space, I offered to as well. I had two girls of jr high and high school age so we agreed to take four teenage girls from Paris for two weeks.

We (and I think they) had the time of our lives; we were so lucky to have the girls we got. Three things remain vividly in my memory of that visit.

1. As soon as they all piled in the car, despite two of them not really speaking any English, they were all singing along to every pop song on the radio.
2. The MOST important thing they had to accomplish during their trip was to purchase some Levis (they pronounced Levas) and Nike (no long 'e' there either) products.
3. After baking them a batch of chocolate cookies to pack in what we came to call 'French lunches' I think they were willing to eliminate the need for Nikes if I would procure for each of them a big bag of chocolate chips. Thankful for Costco, that was an easy task and I heard more about those chips both here and after they returned home than anything.

So your story brought back some delightful memories of that fun time...when we grew so fond of 4 girls from Paris and we hope they will always remember as fondly the family from Denver!

NuNuZa said...

These look so yummy

what can I use as a substitute for xantham gum?

Marina said...

These are delicious. You can't even tell they are GF. Thank you.

Quan said...

I absolutely love chocolate chip cookies and that tee is too cute!

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