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Whilst watching the Food Channel (185) a couple of weeks ago, I happened upon The Barefoot Contessa and was completely delighted. I love her food, her home, her entertaining ideas, and really just the simplicity of her recipes.

She made these Choc White Choc Chunk Cookies, and then sandwiched them together with ice-cream. I knew I had to make them. So I did. And here is the recipe, and some photos too. Enjoy.

My only suggestion would be to make them smaller. We had them last night for pudding, and only my husband and FIL managed to finish theirs. They are just a little too big and rich for one serving. Otherwise?

Pure heaven.

Choc White Choc Chunk Cookies:

1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
2/3 cup good unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds good white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well. Add the cocoa and mix again. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the chocolate with the mixer on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chopped white chocolate.

Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop or a rounded tablespoon. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly. Bake for exactly 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To serve, simply sandwich together 2 cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Heaven on a plate.  Truly.  And quite delish on their own too.

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Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 20:01
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