Friday, April 23, 2010

Cristy's Cookies!

Last month was a busy baking month for me!  You see, I was on a Q4 call month and I try to take little treats to work when I'm on call...it just makes those 30 hour shifts a lot better for everyone.  In fact, my fellow intern told me that she had been looking forward to working with me that month all year because she knew I brought treats!  :-)

One day I saw this recipe on Anna's site and knew I needed to make it...especially since my fellow intern's name is Cristy!  She loved that they were "her" cookies.  These turned out GREAT!  I cooked them a little long, so they were crisper than I like but the flavor was fantastic.  I think I'd play around a bit to see if I could make them softer but otherwise, wonderful!  A perfect sweet treat! 

Small Batch Doubletree Copycats (Like Christie Cookies)
1 cup all purpose flour (4.5 oz)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold – cut up
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
3 oz Bits of Brittle (1/2 cup)
3/4 cups pecans, toasted and chopped
1 1/8 cups oatmeal  (quick cooking or old fashioned, ground finely)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
Cream butter and sugars in large mixer bowl. Add egg and vanilla and stir until mixed.
Add flour mixture and oatmeal gradually, stirring until incorporated. Stir in Heath Bits, Chocolate Chips, and nuts. Scoop dough up with a quarter cup measure and shape into big balls. Press them slightly to make discs. Set the discs on a plate and chill for a few hours or until firm. Note: You can bake these without chilling, but I liked the texture better after chilling.
Bake for 8-13 minutes. Cookies should still be slightly underdone. Move to wax paper lined counter to cool, do not use wire racks. (Interesting observation from Anna – wire racks made the cookies crispier, cooling on rack helps internal cooking for underdone cookies and probably makes them chewier).

4 comments:

Anna said...

You made them! Hooray! Yours look just like mine, but smaller. I'm thinking you'd get a softer cookie with crispy edges if you made them bigger. I used a good 1/4 cup measure. I think you could even get away with a 1/3 cup measure. Or you could just bake them small and cut the bake time for softer centers.

Abby said...

I'd rather have my cookies crisp than chewy so this sounds perfect! I have a reputation as a treat person, too. Isn't it fun?!

Katrina said...

I've been loving toffee in cookies more than I realized I really liked it lately. I'll have to try these.

The Japanese Redneck said...

The people who work with you must luv it when you have to come in. Nice of you to make them great treats.