Ina Garten

Chocolate White Chocolate Chip cookies...

Ina Garten, I heart you!  The other day something sweet needed to happen in our house so I googled this little number....and ohhh myyyy gosshhhh!!  These chocolate white chocolate chip cookies are AMAZING!

Recipe

(courtesy of foodnetwork.com)

Ingredients:

  • 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
Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

What to do with aging grapefruit?

In December, I impulsively bought a crate of grapefruits for charity from one of my students....they are STILL in the fridge and starting to look a little less fresh and delicious.  So my friend Helen (another victim of the charity selling grapefruits) recommended that I make a Grapefruit Yogurt Cake (Ina Garten's recipe featured on smitten kitchen blog).

See you later grapefruit...hello tasty breakfast / dessert bread!  Wouldn't it be great with some fresh strawberries on top?

Do you have any ideas for elderly grapefruit?  Please share!

Please let me know, there are quite a few to use up before their rapidly approaching expiration date!

M