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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy chocolate chip cookies with buckwheat are complex in such a good way. Try a new version of this classic cookie. You won’t regret it!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chewy, chocolate chip cookies flavored with buckwheat are amazing. I do not say this lightly. Chocolate chip cookies are something I take quite seriously.

 From what I understand, many of us must have had that same need, because some stores are out of flour. Hopefully you have flour on hand and maybe even some buckwheat or whole wheat flour because both will work in this recipe.

Flour is one thing I consider a staple and always have on hand. Costco meets my needs with 10 lb bags of organic flour that I try not to run out of. Over a month ago, before all this mishigas, Manservant and I did our Costco run. Therefore I am pretty well stocked with most everything except fresh veggies which are not in short supply.

Comfort food has been calling and like many of us I felt the need to bake cookies. I’m not going to lie. Usually I scour my cookbooks to find something new but as it happened the latest Bon Appetit arrived and had this recipe in it.

With all ingredients on hand I decided it was a must try. I love experimenting with different flours and these chewy buckwheat chocolate chip cookies sounded fabulous.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Buckwheat

Buckwheat gives them a much richer taste besides adding extra protein, fiber and B vitamins. Not a grass and not a grain, buckwheat is actually a fast growing plant that is harvested for its grain like seeds. Related to rhubarb and sorrel, buckwheat is considered a complex carbohydrate and is gluten free.

Though one can’t sub in all buckwheat flour, it can be used quite readily on its own in pancakes because of the eggs, but if using buckwheat in baked goods it is advised to only alter 25% of the flour at one time. Even this recipe  has three eggs when most chocolate chip cookies have just two.

I chose to add in a handful of cacao nibs, but you may want to add in nuts. Cacao nibs are crushed cacao beans and give some added crunch and texture to the cookie. I’m not sure Manservant noticed but I did enjoy them!

Let me know what you think, but by all means if you just want regular chocolate chip cookies, I swear by this simple recipe. And then there is Alton Brown’s which you can’t go wrong with either.

Have extra buckwheat flour? Then use them in waffles. This bourbon pecan studded version is  really good, too! Want a Jewish recipe using buckwheat?  Try our classic dish of kasha and bowtie noodles.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


And onward we go. Centennial is now a stay at home area as is all of Colorado I believe. We are making the most of it. Hopefully this will last long enough that my procrastination will disappear and I may actually begin major spring and garage cleaning. Yes, I am trying to remain POSITIVE!

If you are wondering how to keep those groceries clean and sanitized my friend sent this video. I found it quite helpful. And it’s SHORT! 

Want something to do? I love these hidden cams and virtual tours of museums around the world.

But really I am enjoying reading the book, “Shantaram” which a friend gave me. It’s an incredible memoir/novel of and escaped criminal in India. You think we have it tough? Well, think again. I’m about halfway through as it’s a long book, but it feels good to be reading again. I have always said I’d like to die in the library!

On another note, Zoe has informed me that since they will be working at home for awhile, they are going to adopt a puppy. I’m not sure about this addition, but I promise to be a good grandmother if I ever get to see it.

And that’s it for another day. Now go bake some cookies!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes*
  • Yield: 18 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Buckwheat Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazing. Totally worth it, these cookies are subtly rich with earthy overtones. Truly an outstanding cookie.


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Ingredients

1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter cut into 8 Tablespoons, melted over lowest possible heat

1 c all-purpose flour

1/2 c buckwheat flour or wholewheat flour

1/2 t baking powder (1/4 t in Denver)

1/2 t baking soda (1/4 t in Denver)

1 1/4 t Diamond Crystal or 3/4 t Morton kosher salt

2/3 c packed brown sugar

1/2 c granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 large egg yolks

1 1/2 t vanilla extract

6 oz bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped but I used about 1 c bittersweet chocolate chips

1/4 c cacao nibs


Instructions

Whisk both flours, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Scrape butter into a large bowl and add both brown sugar and granulated sugar. Whisk until butter is absorbed into sugar, about 30 seconds. Add egg and then egg yolks, one at a time, whisking to combine after each addition. Whisk in vanilla.Mixture should look much lighter in color and be almost creamy.

Add dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to stir until just incorporated and almost no dry streaks remain. Set aside a handful of chocolate then add remaining chocolate and nibs (if using) to batter. Cover and chill for 2 hours, but I chilled overnight.

Place racks in upper and  lower thirds of oven. Preheat to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop out 2-Tablespoon portions of dough and place 5 on each baking sheet, spacing evenly. Roll into balls and press a few reserved chocolate pieces into tops of cookies. Cover and chill remaining dough.

Bake cookies, rotating cookie sheets top to bottom and back to front halfway through baking, about 4 – 5 minutes. Let bake another 4 -5 minutes until edges are golden brown and centers are puffed for a total time of 8 – 10 minutes. Pull baking sheets out of oven and tap cookie sheet on counter to deflate cookies. Sprinkle with Maldon sea salt or Diamond salt if you used it.

Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Let baking sheets cool and repeat with remaining dough to make 6 – 8 more cookies.


Notes

*Thanks Bon Appetit

*Time does not reflect chilling time or baking all 4 sheets of cookies

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  • Sippity Sup
    March 30, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    I’m having trouble getting AP flour but I happen to have buckwheat flour from my last go at CC cookies. GREG

  • angiesrecipes
    March 26, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Love buckwheat! These cookies are the winner, Abbe. The only problem is how am I going to go away with just eating one or two and not to devour the whole batch at one go!!

    • Abbe
      April 2, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      It is a problem Angie! They are great!

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    March 26, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Yup, we’ve been having way too many baked goods at the moment. These look terrific — we should add these to our list stuff that we’re baking. 🙂 Nice recipe — thanks.

    • Abbe
      April 2, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Well worth it John! so glad the weather is finally getting nice. That way I can work off some calories!

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    March 26, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Chocolate cookies can solve a lot of problems. Ok, now fess up. How many have gone missing? LOL I bet they evaporated into thin air. Shocked you were even able to get a shot of the finished product in time.

    • Abbe
      April 2, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Well Manservant loved them and I certainly did, too. Amazing how such a small change made such a difference in flavor! And the recipe made only 18. But they were good sized!

  • Holly
    March 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I learned this week that I have NO will power with chocolate chip cookies. Yes, I already knew this but had long forgotten it. I made a batch on Sunday and it’s like the cookies have been (loudly) calling my name every day. I finally finished them off this morning as an after breakfast treat. So. Many. Cookies.

    • Abbe
      April 2, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Perfect for breakfast. What a way to start the day right! Great minds think alike Holly.