Monday, June 13, 2011

Cristina Ferrare's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
( I added another 1/2 cup chopped bitter chocolate)

Preheat oven to 275F.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla together with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips, nuts, and raisins. With a medium size ice cream scooper or a large spoon, scoop the dough onto ungreased baking sheets, place the mounds about 3 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are set and light golden brown, about 35 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure cookies don't burn. Cool the cookies on racks.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

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