Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sweetie Pies Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweetie Pies Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweetie Pie’s Bakery, in Napa, California, is famous for their cookies, pies and cakes. Here is their Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that will become a family favorite.
8 oz. butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 cup rolled oats, not the instant oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
10 oz. pecans
Preheat oven to 340 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In large mixing bowl or standing mixer, cream butter at medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down sides with rubber spatula. Cream for at least 5 minutes.
Add granulated and brown sugars to butter and continue mixing until mixure resembles a smooth paste.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly between additions. Add in vanilla.
In food processor, grind oats until very fine. Place oats in large bowl and add flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Whisk together all ingredients until well combined.
Add dry mixture to creamed mixture and beat on low speed, just until combined. Add chocolate chips and nuts to dough; mix on low speed, just until combined.
Form into round balls using a cookie scoop and space 2-inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten tops with your fingers or metal spatula. Place cookie sheet on middle rack in oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown; do not overbake. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.